Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 379–380 | Cite as

Chafing behavior on a patch of sandy bottom by ocellated eagle ray (Aetobatus ocellatus)

  • C. Berthe
  • D. Lecchini
  • J. Mourier


Reef Fish Coral Reef Fish Sandy Bottom Cleaning Efficiency Caribbean Reef 
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Supplementary material

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Supplementary data 1 Video of one female eagle ray swimming over sandy bottom at Moorea Island. (MP4 607 kb)
Suppl data 2

Video of two female eagle rays swimming over sandy bottom, with one of them starting to chafe on the sand at Fakarava Atoll. (MP4 6034 kb)


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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.USR 3278 CNRS-EPHE-UPVD, CRIOBEMooreaFrench Polynesia
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Excellence “CORAIL”MooreaFrench Polynesia

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