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.
The presence of peritrichous colonial ciliates identified as Epistylis and Vorticella spp., and suctorians identified as Acineta and Tokophrya spp., 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.