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Relationships between otolith size and fish size in some mesopelagic and bathypelagic species from the Mediterranean Sea (Strait of Messina, Italy)
The length-weight relationships and the regressions between otolith size (length and width) and fish length of some mesopelagic and bathypelagic fishes living in the central Mediterranean Sea wereExpand
Relationships between otolith size and fish length in some mesopelagic teleosts (Myctophidae, Paralepididae, Phosichthyidae and Stomiidae).
The length-mass relationship showed isometric growth in six species, whereas linear regressions of LS and otolith size fit the data well for all species and represent a useful tool for dietary studies on Mediterranean marine predators. Expand
Feeding habits of the Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (L. 1758), in the central Mediterranean Sea (Strait of Messina)
The predation on the high-energetic food as mesopelagic and bathypelagic fishes during the pre-spawning and the spawning period may bring an energetic advantage in tuna metabolism and gonadal maturation. Expand
Diet of the spothead lanternfish Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco, 1829) (Pisces: Myctophidae) in the central Mediterranean Sea
D. metopoclampus is a zooplanktivorous predator, consuming mainly Crustacea, but also Mollusca, Polychaeta, Chaetognatha, Taliacea and Actinopterygii, and showing a moderate opportunistic feeding strategy, and can be ascribed to the group of acyclic predators. Expand
Sustainable water treatment in aquaculture – photolysis and photodynamic therapy for the inactivation of Vibrio species
The efficiencies of photolytic and photodynamic disinfection protocols were studied with two Vibrio species and two water-soluble porphyrins, [T4(MePy)P] and [TPPS4] were successfully cultivated in marine broth and irradiations were performed. Expand
Influence of lunar phases, winds and seasonality on the stranding of mesopelagic fish in the Strait of Messina (Central Mediterranean Sea)
The shore stranding of mesopelagic fauna is a recurrent phenomenon in the Strait of Messina (Central Mediterranean Sea). The aim of this paper is to test the influence of lunar phases, winds andExpand
Coupling Gastro-Intestinal Tract Analysis With an Airborne Contamination Control Method to Estimate Litter Ingestion in Demersal Elasmobranchs
This study provided a reliable assessment of marine litter ingestion in demersal elasmobranchs by combining a classical gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) analysis with a procedure methodology to reduce airborne fibers contamination. Expand
Capacity of cationic and anionic porphyrins to inactivate the potential aquaculture pathogen Vibrio campbellii
Natural degradation of both porphyrin compounds are demonstrated after continuous irradiation, making them suitable as ‘self-destructive’ photosensitizers for in situ treatment of aquaculture waters, as they do not accumulate in the water. Expand
Relationship between swordfish swimming behaviour and sea surface temperature in the central Mediterranean Sea during the reproductive period
Abstract Swordfish is the target species for harpoon fishery in the Central Mediterranean Sea (southern Tyrrhenian Sea and Strait of Messina). This is a seasonal fishing activity, carried out inExpand
Sensitivity of live microalgal aquaculture feed to singlet oxygen-based photodynamic therapy
Highly nutritional microalgal species are extensively used in aquaculture as live feedstock. Due to difficulties in maintaining microalgae in axenic conditions, they represent a potential pathogenExpand