A honeymoon in Brazil

the spawning behavior of an exotic reef fish in the western south Atlantic

Osmar J. Luiz, Ivan Sazima, Luis F. Waib, Carlos Eduardo L Ferreira

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The reproductive strategies of surgeonfishes of the genus Acanthurus are well known for all Atlantic species except the Monrovia doctorfish, Acanthurus monroviae, an eastern Atlantic surgeonfish whose biology remains largely unknown. We provide here the first account on the spawning behavior of A. monroviae, an exotic fish on rocky reefs of southeastern Brazilian coast.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalNeotropical Ichthyology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Copyright Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia 2010. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • Acanthuridae
  • Acanthurus monroviae
  • Laje de Santos
  • Reproduction
  • Rocky reef

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