Examples of commensalism in the ocean include sea anemones and clownfish, crabs and barnacles, as well as certain shrimp and gobies. Commensalism describes the relationship between two animals in which one benefits from ... More » Geography Bodies of Water

One example of commensalism is the relationship between Patiria miniata, known as the Bat star, and a segmented worm called Ophiodromus pugettensis. The star has several grooves protruding from its mouth. Some Ophiodromu... More » Science Biology

An example of commensalism in grasslands is a grasshopper living in a tree. Commensalism is a state in which two organisms have a relationship, but one party benefits while the other is neither helped or harmed, explains... More » Science Environmental Science
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