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Symbiotic Relationships

Symbiotic Relationships

Some of the most fascinating animal behavior involves interaction and cooperation between different species. There are many types of symbiotic relationship not all beneficial to both parties, but the purpose of this Mission is to share spottings that show mutualistic and cooperative interactions - those relationships that benefit both parties. Please provide some information on the relationship and how it benefits each species with each spotting you add to this mission. Sign in to join mission

Symbiotic Relationships
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Symbiosis is close and often long-term interaction between different biological species. There are many example of this in nature; flowering plants and pollinators such as bees and flies, leafcutter ants and the fungus they "farm", oxpeckers and large mammals, manta rays and cleaner fish, and many more.

Symbiotic Relationships

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Plant gall Brian38 4 0 Plant gall
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Cuming's Fig Wasp ChunXingWong 1 0 Cuming's Fig Wasp
Thick-leaf Fig ChunXingWong 1 0 Thick-leaf Fig
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Civet Dung ChunXingWong 3 0 Civet Dung
Bushy-crested Hornbill ChunXingWong 4 0 Bushy-crested Hornbill
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Golden-faced Barbet ChunXingWong 2 0 Golden-faced Barbet
Large Green Pigeon ChunXingWong 4 1 Large Green Pigeon
Bornean orangutan ChunXingWong 3 0 Bornean orangutan
Prevost's Squirrel ChunXingWong 1 0 Prevost's Squirrel
Cream-coloured Giant Squirrel ChunXingWong 1 0 Cream-coloured Giant Squirrel
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Greater Green Leafbird (female) ChunXingWong 3 1 Greater Green Leafbird (female)
Evergreen White Fig ChunXingWong 4 2 Evergreen White Fig
Greater Green Leafbird (male) ChunXingWong 2 1 Greater Green Leafbird (male)
Acorn Fig ChunXingWong 4 2 Acorn Fig
Acorn Fig ChunXingWong 1 0 Acorn Fig
Acorn Fig ChunXingWong 1 0 Acorn Fig
Fig Wasps ChunXingWong 3 1 Fig Wasps
Weeping Fig Wasp ChunXingWong 2 0 Weeping Fig Wasp
Allutacea Fig ChunXingWong 2 0 Allutacea Fig
Weeping Fig ChunXingWong 5 3 Weeping Fig
Caulocarpa Fig ChunXingWong 3 0 Caulocarpa Fig
Septic Fig Parasitoid Wasp ChunXingWong 6 2 Septic Fig Parasitoid Wasp
Coral Spot Fungus VivBraznell 1 0 Coral Spot Fungus
Devil's matchstick mauna Kunzah 2 0 Devil's matchstick
Orange boulder lichen mauna Kunzah 3 0 Orange boulder lichen
Villosa Fig ChunXingWong 7 4 Villosa Fig
Aggregating anemone mauna Kunzah 9 6 Aggregating anemone
Western panther amanita Jae 3 0 Western panther amanita
Chanterelle Jae 3 0 Chanterelle
Graphid Lichen Machi 1 0 Graphid Lichen
Symbiotic scale worm Brian38 10 4 Symbiotic scale worm
Fragrant bug orchid Tania17 3 2 Fragrant bug orchid
Sarcographa Lichen Tukup 6 11 Sarcographa Lichen
Pygmy Crane Fly ChunXingWong 2 0 Pygmy Crane Fly
Spotting Machi 1 0 Spotting
Lungwort lichen Jae 5 0 Lungwort lichen
Dot Lichen Brian38 2 2 Dot Lichen
Orange sea cucumber (feeding) Brian38 3 0 Orange sea cucumber (feeding)
Bullseye Lichen Machi 1 2 Bullseye Lichen
Snow Lichen Machi 1 0 Snow Lichen
Ocotillo Cactus & Costa's Hummingbird Jim Nelson 5 1 Ocotillo  Cactus & Costa's Hummingbird
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