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

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Correspondence to D. Lecchini.

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Communicated by R. Serrao Santos

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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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Video of one female eagle ray swimming over sandy bottom at Moorea Island. (MP4 607 kb)

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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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Berthe, C., Lecchini, D. & Mourier, J. Chafing behavior on a patch of sandy bottom by ocellated eagle ray (Aetobatus ocellatus). Mar Biodiv 47, 379–380 (2017) doi:10.1007/s12526-016-0463-8

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Keywords

  • Reef Fish
  • Coral Reef Fish
  • Sandy Bottom
  • Cleaning Efficiency
  • Caribbean Reef