First record of sharksucker Echeneis naucrates (Perciformes, Echeneidae) associated with a young Guiana dolphin Sotalia guianensis (Cetartiodactyla, Delphinidae) in north-eastern Brazil

Luciano R. A. Souto, Thais E. W. Ross, Cláudio L. S. Sampaio, Maria S.S. Reis, Guilherme Augusto Bortolotto*

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12 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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Suckerfish attached to dolphin species have been extensively reported worldwide, yet such association has been rarely seen in the tropical and shallow waters of South America. In Brazil, the Guiana dolphin Sotalia guianensis is distributed along almost the entire extent of the coast and only one case of association with suckerfish has been published. Here we report on a sharksucker Echeneis naucrates associated with a young Guiana dolphin on the north-eastern coast of Brazil. The juvenile dolphin with an attached sharksucker was observed on two occasions separated by a 47-day period; we hypothesize the occurrence of host attachment fidelity. The present report adds information to better discuss the ecological interactions between echeneids and dolphins, and expands the baseline information on cetacean species serving as host to suckerfish.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)386-389
Nifer y tudalennau4
CyfnodolynJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Cyfrol102
Rhif cyhoeddi5
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 25 Awst 2022
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