Nutritional Symbiotic Relationship between Dogs and Ticks A nutritional symbiotic relationship is

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Nutritional Symbiotic Relationship between Dogs and Ticks A nutritional symbiotic relationship is when two or more species have an interaction with another that is beneficial to the animal. There are different types of a symbiotic relationship, these include Parasitism, when one organism is benefited from a host animal who is harmed through the interaction, Commensalism, when one animal benefits and the other is not affected and stays neutral, and Mutualism, when both animals are benefited from interaction. Although there are three different types of relationships, some of them may occur in different places within or outside the body. Endosymbiosis occurs when a species has a symbiotic relationship within the host’s body, such as…show more content…
Although some symbiotic relationships are parasitic many are mutualistic, meaning that both animals involved in the relationship are benefited. An example of a mutualistic symbiotic relationship is between a cleaner fish and a moray eel. A cleaner fish usually tends to clean groupers, pufferfish, but most commonly the moray eel. The cleaner fish will crawl over the fish, who they are cleaning, and clean there gills, skin, face, and even the throat and mouth, therefore the cleaner fish has an ectosymbiosis relationship . Many cleaner fish work in groups with their mates, at a cleaning station type of coral reef. The cleaning fish develop a “cleaning station” in order to provide for their young and there mates. This process if beneficial to both cleaner fish, eel, or any other fish that swim by. The Moray Eel, which is benefited from the cleaner fish, can range from four feet to thirteen feet and can weigh almost eighty pounds. These eels live all over the world in freshwater areas, and this is where they encountered the cleaner fish. Symbiotic relationships, negative, positive, and neutral can be found everywhere around the world. Although these relationships may have negative effects they all have an important role in the environment. Each organism has its role, even though it could be parasitic role it has its own role and place in nature. Mutualistic relationships help animals and organisms provide for themselves and thats why they are
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