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The twinspot bass Serranus flaviventris (Serranidae) as follower of the goldspotted eel Myrichthys ocellatus (Ophichthidae) in north-eastern Brazil, with notes on other serranids

  • Rodrigo Maia-Nogueira (a1) (a2), José de Anchieta C.C. Nunes (a1) (a2), Ericka O.C. Coni (a1) (a2), Camilo M. Ferreira (a1) (a2) and Cláudio L.S. Sampaio (a3)...

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This paper reports the twinspot bass Serranus flaviventris as followers of the goldspotted eel Myrichthys ocellatus in Tinharé Island, Bahia State, north-eastern Brazil. The goldspotted eel disturbs the sediment in coastal waters exposing prey in which the the twinspot bass forages. This note describes for the first time the following behaviour between Serranus and Anguiliform fish. In the remainder of the note we present a review of this behaviour for small serranids in shallow waters of Bahia, north-eastern Brazil.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: Rodrigo Maia-Nogueira, Centro de Pesquisa e Conservação dos Ecossistemas Aquáticos (BIOTA Aquática), Av. Euclydes da Cunha, 476, ap.4B, Graça, 40.150-120 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil email: maianogueira@gmail.com

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The twinspot bass Serranus flaviventris (Serranidae) as follower of the goldspotted eel Myrichthys ocellatus (Ophichthidae) in north-eastern Brazil, with notes on other serranids

  • Rodrigo Maia-Nogueira (a1) (a2), José de Anchieta C.C. Nunes (a1) (a2), Ericka O.C. Coni (a1) (a2), Camilo M. Ferreira (a1) (a2) and Cláudio L.S. Sampaio (a3)...

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