Coral Reefs

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 128–128 | Cite as

A recently extinct parrotfish species from Brazil

  • C. E. L. FerreiraEmail author
  • J. L. Gasparini
  • A. Carvalho-Filho
  • S. R. Floeter
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We thank P. Munday, H. Choat, A. Edwards, P. Mumby, B.S. Halper and R. Dodge for exchanging ideas and comments on previous drafts. Jean Joyeux and Claudio Sampaio helped with photos and old fish records.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. L. Ferreira
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. L. Gasparini
    • 2
  • A. Carvalho-Filho
    • 3
  • S. R. Floeter
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de OceanografiaInstituto de Estudos do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira (IEAPM)Arraial do CaboBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Ecologia e Recursos NaturaisUniversidade Federal do Espirito SantoVitóriaBrazil
  3. 3.Fish Bizz LtdSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.National Center for Ecological Analysis and SynthesisUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

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