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A mutualistic relationship in Hawaiian waters

Mutualism: a symbiotic relationship that benefits both organisms The Hawaiian Cleaner wrasse is a little fish (about 4 inches long) endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and extremely important for maintaining the health of other reef fish. The brightly colored wrasse establishes cleaning stations in order to remove mucous, scales and ectoparasites from other fish. The […]

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