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A new record of whale shark Rhincodon typus in Brazilian waters: a report of association with Caranx crysos

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  • R. Andrades,

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    1. Departamento de Oceanografia e Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Av. Fernando Ferrari, 514, Goiabeiras, 29075-910, Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
      Tel.: +55 27 3335 2527; email: ryanandrades@gmail.com
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  • H. T. Pinheiro,

    1. Departamento de Oceanografia e Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Av. Fernando Ferrari, 514, Goiabeiras, 29075-910, Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
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  • R. G. Santos,

    1. Departamento de Oceanografia e Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Av. Fernando Ferrari, 514, Goiabeiras, 29075-910, Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
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  • A. S. Martins,

    1. Departamento de Oceanografia e Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Av. Fernando Ferrari, 514, Goiabeiras, 29075-910, Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
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  • P. A. S. Costa

    1. Departamento de Ecologia e Recursos Marinhos, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Av. Pasteur, 458, 22290-240, Urca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
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Tel.: +55 27 3335 2527; email: ryanandrades@gmail.com

Abstract

In May 2011, a Rhincodon typus was sighted on the continental shelf of the central Brazilian coast, in the vicinity of a gas platform. During the video record, an interspecific following association was observed between a Caranx crysos school and the R. typus.

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