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Comments on Certain Recent Generalizations Regarding Cleaning Symbiosis in Fishes

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Title:Comments on Certain Recent Generalizations Regarding Cleaning Symbiosis in Fishes
Authors:Hobson, Edmund S.
Date Issued:Jan 1969
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Hobson ES. 1969. Comments on certain recent generalizations regarding cleaning symbiosis in fishes. Pac Sci 23(1): 35-39.
Abstract:Many fishes in the marine environment remove
ectoparasites, diseased tissue, and other deleterious
material from the bodies of other aquatic
animals (Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 1955; Randall, 1958;
Limbaugh, 1955; and others). In reporting on
these "cleaners," Limbaugh (1961), in a posthumous
report edited by Howard M. Feder,
attempted some broad generalizations that contrast
cleaning in tropical and temperate seas;
these were later presented by Feder (1966) in
his review of cleaning symbiosis in the marine
environment. These generalizations are in need
of critical review, as they are now becoming entrenched
in the literature (e.g., Gotshall, 1967;
Marshall, 1965; Ommanney, 1966).
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 23, Number 1, 1969

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