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Coral Reefs

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 363–363 | Cite as

Cleaner host posing behavior of whitetip reef sharks (Triaenodon obesus) in a swarm of hyperiid amphipods

  • N. M. Whitney
  • P. J. Motta
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Keywords

Flare Reef Fish Open Mouth Tactile Stimulus Tactile Stimulation 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank Felipe Barrio (Ultima Frontera Photo) for photographs, and W. Browne, S. Kajiura, G. Losey, E. Millard, and B. Mundy for helpful discussions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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