Sharks as exfoliators: widespread chafing between marine organisms suggests an unexplored ecological role

Lacey H. Williams, Alexandra Anstett, Victor Bach Muñoz, John Chisholm, Chris Fallows, Jonathan R. Green, Jesús Erick Higuera Rivas, Gregory Skomal, Megan Winton, Neil Hammerschlag

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Original languageEnglish (US)
StateAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • behavior
  • chafing
  • cleaning station
  • dermal denticles
  • ecological function
  • fish
  • microbiome
  • parasite
  • predation risk
  • shark
  • skin
  • symbiosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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