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Adult Cleaner Wrasse Outperform Capuchin Monkeys, Chimpanzees and Orang-utans in a Complex Foraging Task Derived from Cleaner – Client Reef Fish Cooperation

  • Lucie H. Salwiczek equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lucie H. Salwiczek, Laurent Prétôt, Lanila Demarta

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Neurobiology, Seewiesen, Germany

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  • Laurent Prétôt equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lucie H. Salwiczek, Laurent Prétôt, Lanila Demarta

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Lanila Demarta equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lucie H. Salwiczek, Laurent Prétôt, Lanila Demarta

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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  • Darby Proctor,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jennifer Essler,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ana I. Pinto,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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  • Sharon Wismer,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Tara Stoinski,

    Affiliation: Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Sarah F. Brosnan mail,

    sbrosnan@gsu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Redouan Bshary

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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  • Published: November 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049068

About the Authors

Lucie H. Salwiczek
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Neurobiology, Seewiesen, Germany
Laurent Prétôt, Lanila Demarta, Ana I. Pinto, Sharon Wismer, Redouan Bshary
Department of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Laurent Prétôt, Darby Proctor, Jennifer Essler, Sarah F. Brosnan
Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Tara Stoinski
Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Sharon Wismer
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: sbrosnan@gsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RB SFB LHS LP LD DP SW AIP. Performed the experiments: LHS LP LD DP JE AIP SW. Analyzed the data: LHS LP LD AIP SFB RB. Wrote the paper: RB SFB LD LP LHS. Coordinated the research and provided the resources, including funding: RB SFB TS.