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Table 1 Follower fish of Myrichthys ocellatus recorded in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

From: Follower fish of the goldspotted eel Myrichthys ocellatus with a review on anguilliform fish as nuclear species

Family Species (no. of events) Interaction duration (s) Mean body size of the nuclear species Mean body size of the follower species (cm) M. ocellatus Spearman rank correlation result
Labridae Halichoeres brasiliensis (7) 69.3 ± 6.1 69 ± 6 27 ± 2 r = 0.7; p = 0.04
Labridae Halichoeres poeyi (4) 40 ± 12 56 ± 11 16 ± 1 r = 0.25; p = 0.7
Labridae Bodianus pulchellus (5) 122 ± 24 57 ± 8 19 ± 1 r = 0.36; p = 0.5
Labridae Bodianus rufus (12) 145 ± 27 69.6 ± 4.1 28.3 ± 0.9 r = 0.07; p = 0.8
Monacanthidae Stephanolepis hispidus (10) 65 ± 4.2 59 ± 6 24 ± 1 r = 0.54; p = 0.1
Epinephelidae Mycteroperca acutirostris (1) 190 75 35 *
Serranidae Serranus baldwini (2) 45 ± 12 68 ± 5 9 ± 2 *
  All events 96.6 ± 21.4 64 ± 3 25 ± 1 r = 0.42; p = 0.007
  1. * Statistical tests were not done due to the small sample size. P-values in italic are significant. The deviations are standard errors