The diet of Clinitrachus argentatus (Blennioidei: Clinidae) in the northern Aegean and Marmara Seas

Authors: Ozen, O.; Altin, A.; Ayyildiz, H.

Source: Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 76, Number 6, April 2010 , pp. 1516-1519(4)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Abstract:

Differences in the diet composition of small (28–42 mm total length, LT) and large (43–75 mm LT) individuals of the cline Clinitrachus argentatus (Clinidae) were evident. Smaller individuals preyed mainly on copepods, whereas larger individuals ate mainly amphipods, isopods, brachyurans and polychaetes.

Keywords: cline; diet preferences; feeding

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02577.x

Affiliations: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Processing Technology, Çanakkale 17100, Turkey

Publication date: April 1, 2010

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