My specimen was not commensal, but was hidden among the mollusc tubes.
They are supposed to be commensal in habit and live in the deeper water offshore.
The subcaste or commensal group was the direct evolutionary product of the pre-existing tribe.
Plants or other materials used in their construction and any commensal arthropods present were saved and later identified.
Pinnixa cylindrica, a related species, lives in the tubes of large annelid worms as a commensal.
The shells of hermit-crabs serve frequently as the home of other animals which live with them a commensal life.
From them Schaudinn decided that the poisonous action of the mosquito bite is caused by an enzyme from a commensal fungus.
Chance must play a very considerable part in first bringing symbiotic or commensal partners together.
commensal com·men·sal (kə-měn'səl)
Of, relating to, or characterized by a symbiotic relationship in which one species is benefited while the other is unaffected. n.
An organism participating in a symbiotic relationship in which one species derives some benefit while the other is unaffected.