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Sculpin cleaning behavior on Lingcod, Cabezon, Wolf Eel, and other species.


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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on January 27, 2010 at 11:08:26:

Last February, Adm. Linda got a picture of a Longfin Sculpin on
a Lingcod, engaged in what appears to cleaning behavior.

http://www.ncups.org/sea/SEA2009/california/index.html

This as provoked interest in this behavior in the scientific community.
Tony Parra of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is
interested in hearing about any other sighting of cleaning behavior
by sculpins (of whatever species) on Lingcod, Cabezon, Wolf Eel, and
other species. If you have seen such behavior, please contact Tony at
Tony.Parra@dfw.wa.gov (and CC me, just cuz I'm curious).

If you see such behavior, please try to note the species and approximate
size of both fish, and where the cleaning appears to be taking place
(in particular in the mouth or out of the mouth).



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