endozoic


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Synonyms for endozoic

living within a living animal usually as a parasite

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In vivo and in vitro studies on an endozoic alga from the giant scallop, Placopecten magellanicus (Gmelin).
However, while the free-living dinoflagellates have two flagella each that endow them with motility, the endozoic symbionts of corals, the zooxanthellae, are normally sessile.
Reef corals become less diverse and ultimately less abundant in waters with more available nutrients, while bioeroders (such as Lithophaga date mussels) become more active and primary production shifts progressively from animals having endozoic algal mutualists to benthic seaweeds to phytoplankton.