Cleaning interactions between the wrasse Symphodus melanocercus and brown meagre Sciaena umbra are documented from observations whilst free diving on a shallow rocky reef in the central Mediterranean Sea. Cleaning events occurred at cleaning stations mainly during the morning and gradually decreased in the evening. The body parts mostly cleaned were the opercular region and the fins, possibly as gnathiid isopods preferentially attach to these areas.

Ventura, D., Machado, L., Bonifazi, A., Gravina, M.f., & Ardizzone, G. (2018). Cleaning interactions between the cleaner wrasse Symphodus melanocercus (Osteichthyes: Labridae) and brown meagre Sciaena umbra (Osteichthyes: Sciaenidae). JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, 98(4), 829-831 [10.1017/S0025315417000029].

Cleaning interactions between the cleaner wrasse Symphodus melanocercus (Osteichthyes: Labridae) and brown meagre Sciaena umbra (Osteichthyes: Sciaenidae)

BONIFAZI, ANDREA;GRAVINA, MARIA FLAVIA;
2018

Abstract

Cleaning interactions between the wrasse Symphodus melanocercus and brown meagre Sciaena umbra are documented from observations whilst free diving on a shallow rocky reef in the central Mediterranean Sea. Cleaning events occurred at cleaning stations mainly during the morning and gradually decreased in the evening. The body parts mostly cleaned were the opercular region and the fins, possibly as gnathiid isopods preferentially attach to these areas.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore BIO/07
English
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Cleaning interaction, central Mediterranean Sea, Giglio Island, labrid, sciaenid, ectoparasite, isopod, underwater observations, behaviour, microhabitats
Ventura, D., Machado, L., Bonifazi, A., Gravina, M.f., & Ardizzone, G. (2018). Cleaning interactions between the cleaner wrasse Symphodus melanocercus (Osteichthyes: Labridae) and brown meagre Sciaena umbra (Osteichthyes: Sciaenidae). JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, 98(4), 829-831 [10.1017/S0025315417000029].
Ventura, D; Machado, L; Bonifazi, A; Gravina, Mf; Ardizzone, G
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