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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 467–468 | Cite as

Cooperative hunting and gregarious behaviour in the zebra lionfish, Dendrochirus zebra

  • J. R. RizzariEmail author
  • O. M. Lönnstedt
Oceanarium

Keywords

Hunt Coral Reef Social Behaviour Video Camera Laboratory Setting 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

We thank Lizard Island Research Station for logistical support.

Supplementary material

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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and School of Marine and Tropical BiologyJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia

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