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One example of a parasitic relationship in coral reefs includes crustaceans from the Copepoda or Isopoda orders, which attach to fish in the reefs, sometimes causing harm but at other times simply holding on and feeding on food particles that float by them.

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Many types of worms also make their homes within the cracks and crevices of the coral reef where they are safe from predators. Some species, however, such as the Christmas tree worms, actually bore into the skeleton of the coral, damaging it in search of food and protection. This is another example of a parasitic symbiotic relationship on coral ...

coralreefs.blogs.rice.edu/2017/04/20/its-a-fish-eat-fish-world...

Today, I will talk about the third main type of symbiosis: parasitism. Unlike commensal relationships, which are often difficult to categorize (because few interactions are wholly commensal), parasitic relationships are abundant in many of Earth’s ecosystems. On coral reefs, parasitic interactions are incredibly common and varied, as reef ...

www.conservenature.org/.../great_barrier_reef/sea_spider.htm

"Sea spiders can be parasitic on many types of coral including table corals. In this case, the sea spider is the parasite and the coral is the host. Larvae will pierce individual polyps and live inside them."

ocean.si.edu/educators-corner/coral-reef-relationships

This lesson introduces the idea of interrelationships among organisms and how these could help them persist in a coral reef ecosystem. Students will learn about symbiotic relationships, with mutualism among coral and zooxanthellae as the model organisms in the first lesson and then moving on to parasitism and mutualism.

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The Sea Spider and Table Coral is an example of Host - Parasite: Host: Table Coral: a type of coral that looks like a table and is made up of tiny animals called polyps. Parasite: Sea Spider: looks similar to the spiders we see on land. Larvae Will pierce individual polyps and live inside the coral. the spider will eat from the coral to get its ...

ocean.tamu.edu/.../coral-reefs/coral-reef-symbiosis/index.html

Many of the other plants and animals that live in and around the coral reef also have symbiotic relationships. Fish with troublesome parasites allow other fish to pick off the parasites. The parasitic fish get rid of the nasty bugs and the helper fish get a free meal. Certain fish are immune to the sting of the jellyfish.

www.conservenature.org/.../great_barrier_reef/parasitism.htm

"Parasitism is when one organism, called the parasite, benefits while a second, the host, is harmed. Each parasites is specially adapted for its specific host." CAC is a program of the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

www.livescience.com/37983-reef-parasites-reef-life-global...

Paul Sikkel studies reef parasites and their role on the reef. Paul Sikkel studies reef parasites and their role on the reef. ... To truly understand coral reefs and how they will be impacted by ...

marinebio.org/conservation/marine-ecology/symbionts-parasites

Symbiosis. Symbiotic relationships are non-competitive and include mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, and mimicry. All types of symbiosis are highly efficient and help to achieve a balance in the ecosystem. Mutualism is a relationship in which both species benefit.