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Between-Habitat Variation of Benthic Cover, Reef Fish Assemblage and Feeding Pressure on the Benthos at the Only Atoll in South Atlantic: Rocas Atoll, NE Brazil
The Southwestern Atlantic harbors unique and relatively understudied reef systems, including the only atoll in South Atlantic: Rocas atoll. Located 230 km off the NE Brazilian coast, Rocas is formedExpand
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Community structure of reef fishes on a remote oceanic island (St Peter and St Paul’s Archipelago, equatorial Atlantic): the relative influence of abiotic and biotic variables
This study investigates the reef fish community structure of the world’s smallest remote tropical island, the St Peter and St Paul’s Archipelago, in the equatorial Atlantic. The interplay betweenExpand
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Feeding and decoration preferences of the epialtidae crab Acanthonyx scutiforms
Studies on the feeding preferences of marine herbivores are very important for our better understanding of the biology and the ecological role of these organisms. Members of the family Epialtidae areExpand
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Discordance between diet analysis and dietary macronutrient content in four nominally herbivorous fishes from the Southwestern Atlantic
Herbivorous fishes are an important component of coral reef systems worldwide, but their nutritional ecology is poorly understood, particularly the relationships between the taxonomic composition andExpand
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The omnivorous triggerfish Melichthys niger is a functional herbivore on an isolated Atlantic oceanic island.
This study evaluated the functional role of the highly generalist omnivore Melichthys niger in the remote St. Peter and St Paul's Archipelago (SPSPA), Brazil, where grazing herbivorous fishes areExpand
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Fish cleaning interactions on a remote island in the Tropical Eastern Pacific
Cleaning interactions are an essential feature of marine ecosystems since they help maintain a healthy community. However, knowledge on the magnitude of the cleaning interactions in the TropicalExpand
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Determinants of reef fish assemblages in tropical Oceanic islands
Diversity patterns are determined by biogeographic, energetic, and anthropogenic factors, yet few studies have combined them into a large-scale framework in order to decouple and compare theirExpand
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Diet and trophic plasticity of an herbivorous blenny Scartella cristata of subtropical rocky shores.
The goals of the present study were to investigate the feeding rates of Scartella cristata, accounting for different water temperature regimes, and to analyse spatial and seasonal variations in itsExpand
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Subtleties in energy calculations in the image method
In this pedagogical work, we point out a subtle mistake that can be made by undergraduate or graduate students in the computation of the electrostatic energy of a system containing charges andExpand
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Anchoring damages to benthic organisms in a subtropical scuba dive hotspot
The physical damages to benthic organisms caused by boat anchorages were assessed in the Arraial do Cabo Marine Extractive Reserve (ACMER), Brazil. It is one of the most visited scuba diving sitesExpand
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