Gramma brasiliensis Sazima, Gasparini & Moura, 1998
Brazilian basslet
Gramma brasiliensis
photo by Gasparini, J.L.

Family:  Grammatidae (Basslets)
Max. size:  6.55 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 22 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: endemic to Brazil.
Biology:  Found over coral and rocky bottoms, on the mainland coast and on coastal as well as oceanic islands. May be solitary or in groups of up to 4 individuals in small caves and under ledges, often swimming upside down, oriented to the ceiling. Feeds by picking at planktonic organisms in the water column; observed occasionally cleaning other fishes, including the pomacentrid Chromis multilineata and the haemulid Haemulon plumieri (Ref. 27309).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.12.98
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.12.10

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