Logotipo Lecar


I am a marine biologist from Colombia. I received my B.Sc. in biology from the
University of Valle (Cali, Colombia) in 2009. My undergrad thesis was entitled
“Cleaning interactions in fishes of the genus Tigrigobius at Gorgona Island,
Colombia” was supervised by Dr. Fernando A. Zapata.  In 2010, I moved to Brazil
to work with new people and in a different environment. During this time I received
my M.Sc. degree in Ecology at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). My
master’s thesis was focused on a comparison of reef fishes assemblages in
oceanic islands.


Quimbayo J.P., Mendes T.C., Kulbicki M., Floeter S.R., Zapata F.A (2017). Unusual
reef fishes biomass and functional richness in a remote island in the Tropical
Eastern Pacific. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 100: 149-162. doi

Sampaio C.L.S., Loiola M., Colman L., Quimbayo J.P., Miranda R., Reis-Filho A.,
Nunes J.C.C. Cryptobenthic fish as clients of French angelfish Pomacanthus paru
(Pomacanthidae) during cleaning behavior. Marine Biodiversity Records. 10:8. doi:

Quimbayo J.P., Nunes L.T., Osekoski R., Floeter S.R., Morais R.A., Fontoura L.,
Bonaldo R.M., Ferreira C.E.L., Sazima I. Cleaning interactions at the only Atoll in the
South Atlantic. Environmental Biology of Fishes. doi: 10.1007/s10641-017-0612-3.

Morais R.A., Brown J., Bedard S., Ferreira C.E.L., Floeter S.R., Quimbayo J.P., Rocha
L.A., Sazima I. (2016). Mob rulers and part-time cleaners: two reef fish associations
at the isolated Ascension Island. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the
United Kingdom, doi:10.1017/S0025315416001041.

Quimbayo J.P., Dias M.S., Schlickmann O.R.C., Mendes T.C. (2016). Fish cleaning
interactions on a remote island in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Marine Biodiversity.
doi: 10.1007/s12526-016-0493-2.

Anderson A.B., Carvalho-Filho A., Morais R.A., Nunes L.T., Quimbayo J.P., Floeter
S.R. (2015). Brazilian tropical fishes in their southern limit of distribution: checklist
of Santa Catarina’s rocky reef ichthyofauna, remarks and new records. Check List 11
(4): 1688, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/11.4.1688.

Quimbayo J.P., Zapata F.A., Floeter S.R., Bessudo S., Sazima, I. (2014). Reef fish
foraging associations at Malpelo Island, Colombia (Tropical Eastern Pacific). Boletin
de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras,43: 183–193.

Quimbayo J.P., Floeter S.R., Noguchi R., Rangel C.A., Gasparini J.L., Sampaio C.L.S.,
Ferreira C.E.L., Rocha L.A. (2012). Cleaning mutualism in Santa Luzia (Cape Verde
Archipelago) and São Tomé Islands, Tropical Eastern Atlantic. Marine Biodiversity
Records, Volume 5, 118.

Quimbayo J.P., Zapata F.A., Floeter S.R., Bessudo S., Sazima I. (2010). First record
of cleaning by a triplefin blenny in the Tropical Pacific. Coral Reefs, 29:909.

E-mail: quimbayo.j.p@gmail.com

Website: http://quimbayojp.weebly.com/