Is Host Ectoparasite Load Related to Echeneid Fish Presence?
sharks photographed off Tofo Beach, Mozambique, with (a) a group of
free-swimming Echeneis naucrates (microhabitat L); (b) frequencies of presence of ectoparasites and echeneids on
54 comprehensively sampled whale sharks (E = echeneids; P = parasites); (c)
frequency of ectoparasite presence per microhabitat observed on whale sharks
with (white bars) and without (black bars) echeneids.
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