Grey nurse sharks help to regulate prey populations. Different species of lampreys (Petromyzontidae) prey on these sharks in a parasitic relationship, whereby the lamprey attaches to the shark, and extracts blood and other nutrients through a wound. These sharks also have mutualistic relationships with pilotfish (Naucrates ductor), which clean their gills and, in exchange, get to eat the scraps of food left behind in the gills.
- pilotfish (Naucrates ductor)
- lampreys (Petromyzontidae)