Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 161–162 | Cite as

Circling and touching: two new behaviours in the courtship of the Picasso triggerfish Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

  • X. RaickEmail author
  • É. Parmentier
  • D. Lecchini


Reef Fish Specific Behaviour Reproductive Strategy Breeding Site Behaviour Feature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Functional and Evolutionary MorphologyUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.CRIOBE, USR 3278 CNRS-EPHE-UPVD. LabEx «CORAIL»MooreaFrench Polynesia

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