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Banded butterflyfish Chaetodon striatus (Chaetodontidae) cleaning the green turtle, Chelonia mydas (Cheloniidae)

  • R. Maia-Nogueira (a1), D.V. Medeiros (a1) (a2), A. Jardim (a3), J.A.C.C. Nunes (a3) and C.L.S. Sampaio (a4)...


This paper reports on four banded butterflyfish Chaetodon striatus cleaning a juvenile green turtle Chelonia mydas in a rocky shore located at Baía de Todos os Santos, Bahia State, north-east Brazil.


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Correspondence should be addressed to: R. Maia-Nogueira, Centro de Pesquisa e Conservação dos Ecossistemas Aquáticos (Biota Aquática), Avenida Euclydes da Cunha, no. 476/4B Graça, Salvador Bahia, 40.150-122, Brazil email:


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Banded butterflyfish Chaetodon striatus (Chaetodontidae) cleaning the green turtle, Chelonia mydas (Cheloniidae)

  • R. Maia-Nogueira (a1), D.V. Medeiros (a1) (a2), A. Jardim (a3), J.A.C.C. Nunes (a3) and C.L.S. Sampaio (a4)...


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