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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
Characterization of the artisanal fishery and its socio-economic aspects in the central Mediterranean Sea (Aeolian Islands, Italy)
Abstract Artisanal or small-scale fishery represents an important share of the Mediterranean fishery, even if it has been poorly investigated until now. In order to improve the knowledge on thisExpand
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
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
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
Bioindicators for monitoring marine litter ingestion and its impacts on Mediterranean biodiversity.
Current knowledge on the impact of marine litter on Mediterranean biodiversity is reviewed, selection criteria for choosing marine organisms suitable for use as bioindicator species are defined, and a methodological approach to assessing the harm related to marine litter ingestion in several Mediterranean habitats and sub-regions is proposed. Expand
Trophic relationships among scorpaeniform fishes associated with gas platforms
Overall, predators like scorpaenids seem to rely on soft bottom prey items rather than exploiting resources from the platforms, thus competing with soft-bottom predators (i.e. triglids) for the same resources. Expand
Diet and first documented data on plastic ingestion of Trachinotus ovatus L. 1758 (Pisces: Carangidae) from the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean Sea)
The diet and the food composition of Trachinotus ovatus in the central Mediterranean Sea (Strait of Messina) is investigated, and the first documented data on plastic ingestion by T. ovatus are reported. Expand
Marine litter in an EBSA (Ecologically or Biologically Significant Area) of the central Mediterranean Sea: Abundance, composition, impact on benthic species and basis for monitoring entanglement.
This research will support the implementation of monitoring "Harm" as recommended by the UN Environment/MAP Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean, and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Expand
First record of plastic debris in the stomach of Mediterranean lanternfishes
The presence of plastic debris in the stomachs of Mediterranean lanternfishes (Myctophidae): Electrona risso, Diaphus metopoclampus, Hygophum benoiti and Myctophum punctatum is highlighted for the first time. Expand