What is an example of commensalism in the ocean?

An example of commensalism in the ocean is that of the Clownfish and anemones. Clownfish live in the tentacles of sea anemones. They are coated in mucus, which protects them from the anemone’s stinging nematocysts. Other animals like crabs and shrimps also seek protection in anemones.

Commensalism is a type of long-term biological interaction in which members of one species gain benefits while the other is neither harmed nor does it gain any sort of benefit.

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