In this work, we report for the first time the associationbetween two cryptobenthic fish, Lepadogaster candolii and Parablennius rouxi, and the Mediterranean moray, Muraena helena. The nature of these associations and the importance of citizen science and social network in marine biology are discussed. Other associations with two relatively large fishes (Conger conger and Epinephelus marginatus) emerged during the study.

From scuba diving to social networks: A curious association between two small fish species, Lepadogaster candolii Risso, 1810 and Parablennius rouxi (Cocco, 1833), and Muraena helena (Linnaeus, 1758) coming from citizen science

Tiralongo F.;Colombo M.
2019-01-01

Abstract

In this work, we report for the first time the associationbetween two cryptobenthic fish, Lepadogaster candolii and Parablennius rouxi, and the Mediterranean moray, Muraena helena. The nature of these associations and the importance of citizen science and social network in marine biology are discussed. Other associations with two relatively large fishes (Conger conger and Epinephelus marginatus) emerged during the study.
2019
Behaviour
Blenniidae
Cleaning activity
Gobiesocidae
Mediterranean sea
Symbiosis
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