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

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Communicated by R. Serrao Santos

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Raick, X., Parmentier, É. & Lecchini, D. Circling and touching: two new behaviours in the courtship of the Picasso triggerfish Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Mar Biodiv 47, 161–162 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-016-0464-7

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Keywords

  • Reef Fish
  • Specific Behaviour
  • Reproductive Strategy
  • Breeding Site
  • Behaviour Feature