Do cleaning organisms reduce the stress response of client reef fish?

  title={Do cleaning organisms reduce the stress response of client reef fish?},
  author={Redouan Bshary and Rui F Oliveira and T{\^a}nia SF Oliveira and Adelino V M Can{\'a}rio},
  journal={Frontiers in Zoology},
  pages={21 - 21}
Marine cleaning interactions in which cleaner fish or shrimps remove parasites from visiting 'client' reef fish are a textbook example of mutualism. However, there is yet no conclusive evidence that cleaning organisms significantly improve the health of their clients. We tested the stress response of wild caught individuals of two client species, Chromis dimidiata and Pseudanthias squamipinnis, that had either access to a cleaner wrasse Labroides dimidiatus, or to cleaner shrimps Stenopus… CONTINUE READING

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