Cleaner fish become hosts: a novel form of parasite transmission

@article{Jones2004CleanerFB,
  title={Cleaner fish become hosts: a novel form of parasite transmission},
  author={Conor M. Jones and Alexandra S Grutter and Thomas H Cribb},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={521-529}
}
Adult bucephalid trematodes (Digenea) generally only occur in piscivorous fish. Within labrid fishes they are very rare, however, we have found them in labrid cleaner fish that feed on the ectoparasites of fish. We surveyed 969 labrid fishes from the tropical Pacific and found bucephalids only in cleaners (Labroides dimidiatus, L. bicolor, and Bodianus… CONTINUE READING