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INDONESIA. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. May 31st, 2013. A yellow margin morray eel (sp. gymnothorax flavimarginatus) allows a cleaner wrasse (sp. labroides dimidiatus) to inspect and remove parasites from its teeth. The small wrasse engages in a symbiotic relationship with many animals on the coral reef, feeding on parasites and detritus which their hosts are unable to remove.

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INDONESIA. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. May 31st, 2013. A yellow margin morray eel (sp. gymnothorax flavimarginatus) allows a cleaner wrasse (sp. labroides dimidiatus) to inspect and remove parasites from its teeth.  The small wrasse engages in a symbiotic relationship with many animals on the coral reef, feeding on parasites and detritus which their hosts are unable to remove.