Class 12 Biology Organisms and Populations Commensalism

Commensalism

The type of interaction in which one species benefits and the other is neither harmed nor benefited is called commensalism. Example-

  • An orchid growing as an epiphyte on a mango branch.
  • Barnacles growing on the back of a whale.
  • Clown fishes living among stinging tentacles of sea anemone.

Fig. Barnacles growing on the back of a whale

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