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Sazima et al. 2010


scientific article | Mar Biodivers Rec | open access

Deep cleaning: a wrasse and a goby clean reef fish below 60 m depth in the tropical south-western Atlantic

Sazima I, Grossman A, Sazima C



Abstract

Most studies and records of cleaning symbiosis between reef fish originate from shallow waters, ranging about 1–30 m depth. We record herein the wrasse Bodianus pulchellus and the goby Elacatinus phthirophagus cleaning below 60 m depth in the tropical south-western Atlantic. The wrasse was recorded cleaning two large piscivorous clients (a jack and a grouper) and the goby was recorded cleaning a grouper. Cleaning interactions between deep-reef fish and both of these cleaners may be expected at depths even greater than those reported here.

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Depth range
62- 62 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
0 x (total of 1022 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Ecology
Behavior

Focusgroups
Fishes

Locations
Brazil - Fernando Noronha

Platforms
SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)

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