Commensalism is a type of relationship between individuals of two species, in which one species obtains benefits while the other (host) is unharmed or unaffected.
The commensal, regarded as the species that benefits from the association, might get benefit in the form of locomotion, shelter, support, or nutrients from the host species.
Now, we are going to discuss some examples of this relation.
1. Remora (Family Echineidae) & Shark
Remora rides sharks and other fishes. They have evolved to adheres its body to that of their hosts.
Both pilots fish and remoras prey on the leftovers of their hosts’ meals.
2. Egret(Ardea Alba) & Buffalo
It preys on insects turned up by grazing mammals.
3. Various fleas, lice, and louse flies are commensals, they feed harmlessly on bird’s feathers or on sloughed-off flakes of skin from mammals.
It is a type of relation between individuals of two species, in which one species obtains benefits while the other(host) is unharmed or unaffected.
The four types of interaction are;
It is a type of interaction in which one species is benefited while the other is unaffected. It can be expressed as (+, o) type of relation.
Some of the examples are Remora & Shark, Great Egret & Buffalo, etc.