ectocommensal


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ectocommensal

(ĕk′tə-kə-mĕn′səl)
n.
A commensal organism that lives on the outer body surface of another organism.

ectocommensal

(of an organism) living as a COMMENSAL on the body surface of another.
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Diversity and ecological remarks of ectocommensals and ectoparasites (Annelida, Crustacea, Mollusca) of echinoids (Echinoidea: Mellitidae) in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
occurring as ectocommensals or epibionts was confirmed.
5, 22], The present research programme was undertaken with the aim of detecting the presence of ectocommensals or epibionts, internal parasites and fungi in populations of M.