An update is presented for fish species associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic, providing a general view of their diversity. The associates are mostly reef-dwelling fishes that feed on the dolphin wastes. Twelve species are habitual or occasional plankton-eaters and two species are herbivores that occasionally forage on floating pieces of algae. One species is a strict carnivore, one species is a hitchhiker that forages on a variety of foods including parasites and dead tissue from the dolphins, and one species is a carnivore that joins the dolphin groups to forage on schools of small fishes or squids. We predict that the list of fish associated with spinner dolphins will expand mostly with addition of habitual or occasional plankton-eaters.
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Sazima I, Sazima C, da Silva-Jr J M, Earl C (2023). Fishes associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic: an update and overview: Fishes Checklist. Version 2.0. OBIS Secretariat. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/wyztua
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Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
|South West [-4.058, -33.957], North East [-3.694, -32.291]
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|1998-06-01 / 2006-10-31
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- Sazima, Ivan & Sazima, Cristina & Silva-Jr, José. (2006). Fishes associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic: an update and overview. Neotropical Ichthyology - NEOTROP ICHTHYOL. 4. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1679-62252006000400009
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