Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 613–614 | Cite as

Cleaner wrasse forage on ectoparasitic digeneans (phylum Platyhelminthes) that infect pelagic thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus)

Oceanarium

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank Medel Silvosa, Cecille Rosales, Gary Cases, Ian Pritchard, and Joan Griffiths for field and lab support, and Attila Bicskos Kaszo for contributing photographic material.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. F. Cadwallader
    • 1
  • J. R. Turner
    • 1
  • S. P. Oliver
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Ocean SciencesBangor UniversityAngleseyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of ChesterChesterUnited Kingdom

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