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The Leopard Shark and Remora are examples of Commensalism

In a commensal relationship, one organism benefits while the other is unaffected. By attaching itself to a leopard shark, a remora is carried along on the shark's power. This allows the remora to “travel” to different areas without having to expend its own energy to swim. The shark is completely unaffected by the remora's presence.

The scientific name for a Leopard Shark is Triakis Semifasciata .

Leopard sharks are especially common off the California coast but can be found in the eastern Pacific as far north as Oregon and as far south as Baja, Mexico. They frequent shallow muddy waters including estuaries and occasionally kelp forests.

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