epizoic


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epizoic

 [ep″ĭ-zo´ik]
pertaining to or caused by an epizoon.

ep·i·zo·ic

(ep'i-zō'ik),
Living as a parasite on the skin surface.

epizoic

(ĕp′ĭ-zō′ĭk)
adj.
Living or growing on the external surface of an animal.

ep′i·zo′ism n.

ep·i·zo·ic

(ep'i-zō'ik)
Living as a parasite on the skin surface.

epizoic

  1. (of an organism) living attached to the outside of the body of an animal.
  2. (of fruits or seeds) having a dispersal mechanism which results from their being attached to the exterior of an animal.

epizoic

pertaining to or caused by an epizoon.
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Some observations on the epizoic barnacle Octolasmis angulatawithin the branchial chambers of an Australian swimming crab.
Epizoic diatoms on the euphausiid Nyctiphanes australis: consequences for gut pigment analyses of whole krill.
Predation by asteroids, escape response, and morphometries of scallops with epizoic sponges.
Dwarf males in the epizoic barnacle Octolasmis unguisiformis and their implications for sexual system evolution.
We estimated size and incidence of epizoic animals on 9105 sponges, black corals, and gorgonians.
Many decapods have specialized structures for keeping the body free of epizoic growth, but grooming behaviors and time spent grooming vary considerably among species (Bauer, 1981, 1989).
Faunistic studies on marine ciliates from the Antarctic benthic area, including descriptions of one epizoic form, 6 new species, and 2 new genera (Protozoa: Ciliophora).
This study concludes that, where present, epizoic barnacles represent a significant reservoir for bacteria within shellfish beds and, therefore, have the capacity to act as vectors for human pathogens.
Further reductions in unionid abundance would also affect the epizoic invertebrate fauna which lives on the shells of the bivalves; this epizoic fauna has not been studied previously.
Differences between epilithic and epizoic hydroid assemblages from commercial scallop grounds in the Bay of Fundy, northwest Atlantic.