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7 Examples Of Animal Partnerships – Symbiotic Relationships


7 Examples Of Animal Partnerships – Symbiotic Relationships

The animal world has many interesting creatures and fascinating adaptations and survival techniques used by inhabitants. Others survive because of some interesting partnerships between these creatures called ‘symbiosis’ (means ‘living together’). These are some of the examples of the animal partnerships:

1. The Symbiotic Relationship Between Gobies And Pistol Shrimp

Flagtail shrimpgoby with Randall's Pistol Shrimp (SDV_1461)

Image credit: Sven/ Flickr

In the goby and pistol shrimp symbiosis, both animals benefit. The fish offers the shrimp protection from predators and the shrimp builds and maintains a burrow that both animals live in. Pistol shrimps are named for startling jet of water and the loud sound that makes with a rapid opening and closing of the claw. That is a behavior typical of scaring and confusing predators. However, they live in the areas with little to no cover from predators. As goby has relatively poor eyesight – in some cases almost blind, requires pistol shrimp to solicit the help of certain gobies.


In exchange for a shelter the Goby keeps an eye on the shrimp whenever the shrimp needs to dump gravel outside the burrow. He keeps watching and chases off predators.

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