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Name - Labroides phthirophagus

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Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) [metadata]

Reported Taxonomic Ranks


Reported Taxonomic Hierarchies

Animalia (Kingdom)
Chordata (Phylum)
Vertebrata (Subphylum)
Pisces (Group)
Osteichthyes (Group)
Perciformes (Order)
Labridae (Family)


Recent Publications

  • Preference for ectoparasite-infected host fishes by the Hawaiian cleaning wrasse, Labroides phthirophagus.
  • Advantage of flexible juvenile coloration in two species of Labroides (Pisces: Labridae).
  • Innate recognition by host fish of their cleaning symbiont.
  • Effects of incident light and background conditions on potential conspicuousness of Hawaiian coral reef fish.
  • New perspectives on marine cleaning mutualism.

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