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Authors and the Journal agree that <em>Ethnobiology Letters</em> will publish the article under the terms of the <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC 4.0)</a>, which permits others to use, distribute, and reproduce the work non-commercially, provided the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal are properly cited.</li> <li class="show">Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> </ul> <p>For any reuse or redistribution of a work, users must make clear the terms of the <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC 4.0)</a>.</p> <p>In publishing with <em>Ethnobiology Letters</em> corresponding authors certify that they are authorized by their co-authors to enter into these arrangements. They warrant, on behalf of themselves and their co-authors, that the content is original, has not been formally published, is not under consideration, and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights. They further warrant that the material contains no matter that is scandalous, obscene, libelous, or otherwise contrary to the law.</p> <p>Corresponding authors will be given an opportunity to read and correct edited proofs, but if they fail to return such corrections by the date set by the editors, production and publication may proceed without the authors’ approval of the edited proofs.</p> Local Ecological Knowledge of the Whitemouth Croaker, Micropologias furneri among the Caiçaras in the Sepetiba Bay, SE Brazil https://ojs.ethnobiology.org/index.php/ebl/article/view/1857 <p>Local Ecological Knowledge of artisanal fishers (<em>Caiçaras</em>) was employed to investigate various biological aspects of the Whitemouth croaker (<em>Micropogonias furnieri</em>) in the Sepetiba Bay, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. This included migration patterns, reproduction, feeding habits, and interactions such as parasitism. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 40 fishers in two communities using the “snowball” technique. It was found that the fisher’s information coincides with the academic literature for some aspects of the biology and ecology of the species. Furthermore, the fishers provided descriptions of novel patterns, which contributed to a deeper understanding of the species' natural history. These included observations of reproduction occurring almost throughout the entire year, the influence of east and north winds on the species' entry into the bay, interactions with marine catfish (Ariidae), and notable records of the isopod Cymothoidae as an important parasite of the Whitemouth croaker. This study contributes new insights to the ecological understanding of this fish species, which holds significant socio-environmental importance. It also documents changes in the livelihoods of artisanal <em>Caiçaras</em> communities resulting from the increasing anthropogenic activities in the region. Finally, it highlights the species' significance in terms of its sale and consumption within these communities, owing to its relative abundance in the area, despite the environmental impacts.</p> Claudio N. Morado Magda F. de Andrade-Tubino Benjamin C. T. Pinto Francisco G. Araújo Copyright (c) 2024 Claudio N. Morado, Magda F. de Andrade-Tubino, Benjamin C. T. Pinto, Francisco G. Araújo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2024-03-09 2024-03-09 15 1 1 15 10.14237/ebl.15.1.2024.1857