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This Tahitian Stingray, Himantura fai, is being cleaned by a pair of Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus. A perfect example of symbiosis, the relationship benefits both parties; the wrasses make an easy meal of any parasites while the ray is relieved of bothersome pests. Similan Islands Marine National Park, Thailand, Andaman Sea
This Tahitian Stingray, Himantura fai, is being cleaned by a pair of Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus. A perfect example of symbiosis, the relationship benefits both parties; the wrasses make an easy meal of any parasites while the ray is relieved of bothersome pests. Similan Islands Marine National Park, Thailand, Andaman Sea
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