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First record of predation on the zoanthid Palythoa caribaeorum (Anthozoa, Cnidaria) and the fish Scomberomorus brasiliensis (Scombridae) by the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in South Brazil

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This work was supported by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES, Brazil) through the Graduate Program in Ocean and Coastal Systems at the Center for Marine Studies (CEM), affiliated with the Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Brazil.

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Correspondence to Daphne Spier.

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Communicated by R. Serrao Santos

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Spier, D., Gerum, H. First record of predation on the zoanthid Palythoa caribaeorum (Anthozoa, Cnidaria) and the fish Scomberomorus brasiliensis (Scombridae) by the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in South Brazil. Mar Biodiv 47, 777–778 (2017) doi:10.1007/s12526-016-0503-4

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Keywords

  • Green Turtle
  • Supplementary Video
  • Dead Fish
  • Herbivorous Diet
  • Spanish Mackerel