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Feeding habits of the albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga (Perciformes, Scombridae) from central Mediterranean Sea
The results showed that the albacore tuna is a pelagic predator focusing on paralepidid fish and, more in detail, on two species such as Paralepis speciosa and Paraleps coregonoides, and can be considered as a top carnivore. Expand
Diet of young‐of‐the‐year bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758), in the southern Tyrrhenian (Mediterranean) Sea
It is suggested that young-of-the-year tuna have an essentially piscivorous diet, although invertebrate prey provide a substantial contribution to the food array. Expand
Age, growth and feeding habits of the bluemouth rockfish, Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Delaroche 1809) in the central Mediterranean (southern Tyrrhenian Sea)
This species is a carnivore focusing mainly on the crustaceans Goneplax rhomboides and Lophogaster typicus, and showed an ontogenetic shift between small (4.0–6.3 cm) and larger fishes. Expand
Diet of Coryphaena hippurus (Coryphaenidae) associated with FADs in the Ionian and Southern Tyrrhenian Seas
Les contenus stomacaux de 300 dorades coryphenes Coryphaena hippurus capturees dans la peche commerciale sous les dispositifs de concentration de poissons (DCP) en Sicile nord-est et sud-estExpand
Food and feeding habits of pearly razorfish, Xyrichtys novacula (Linnaeus, 1758), in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea: variation by sex and size
Despite the large number of prey taxa found, few species accounted for most of the prey consumed, indicating specialist feeding, as confirmed by the low value of the Levins’ standardised index. Expand
Chromosome analysis using different staining techniques and fluorescent in situ hybridization in Cerithium vulgatum (Gastropoda: Cerithiidae).
The finding of the telomeric hexanucleotide in six species belonging to the three high taxa of Gastropoda supports the notion that this sequence is widespread within this class. Expand
Cartilaginous Fishes as a Component of Trawl Discard in Strait of Sicily
During 1995-1999 period cartilaginous fishes catch component of trawl fishery was studied in Strait of Sicily. A total of 276 hauls were conducted in three zones of the Strait. In the north zone,Expand
An evaluation of resource partitioning between two billfish, Tetrapturus belone and Xiphias gladius, in the central Mediterranean Sea
The results highlight a feeding strategy that is more related to the habitat of the species than to the food availability and underlining a food partitioning that prevents competitive exclusion between swordfish and spearfish. Expand