epizoite


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epizoite

(ˌɛpɪˈzəʊɪt)
n
(Biology) an organism that lives on an animal but is not parasitic on it
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Taxa used in quantitative analysis, 1) Epizoite on bigger hydroid colonies, 2) ecto-parasites on the hydroid Amphisbetia operculata, 3) endolithic organisms inhabiting BAS; 4) endobiont in the the gorgonean Tripalea clavaria, 5) specimens inhabiting fine sediments accumulated in cavities and crevices.
A cytological study of the cement apparatus of the barnacle, Chelonibia testudinatria Linnaeus, an epizoite on turtles.
Shield (1992) stated several factors that may help to explain the differences in the prevalence of epizoites between the sexes.