Cleaning interactions by gobies on a tropical eastern Pacific coral reef.

@article{Quimbayo2018CleaningIB,
  title={Cleaning interactions by gobies on a tropical eastern Pacific coral reef.},
  author={J. P. Quimbayo and F. Zapata},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={
          1110-1125
        }
}
The present study describes the cleaning interactions among species of cleaner gobies Tigrigobius spp. and Elacatinus puncticulatus (family Gobiidae) and the client fish species they clean in a coral reef of Gorgona Island, Colombia. In 419 cleaning events, we observed 27 species acting as clients of Tigrigobius spp., whereas only nine were clients of E. puncticulatus. Paranthias colonus and Cephalopholis panamensis were the species most commonly cleaned by Tigrigobius spp., while Ophioblennius… Expand
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