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Cephalopod species in the diet of large pelagic fish (sharks and billfishes) in Ecuadorian waters
Abstract Large pelagic fish species are apex predators in the ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean, and they represent important economic resources for fisheries. In Ecuador there is a fishery for billfishExpand
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Population and individual foraging patterns of two hammerhead sharks using carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes.
RATIONALE Individual foraging behavior is an important variable of predators commonly studied at the population level. Some hammerhead shark species play a significant role in the marine ecosystem asExpand
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Feeding habits of billfishes (Carangaria: Istiophoriformes) in the Ecuadorian Pacific Ocean
The feeding habits of Makaira nigricans, Kajikia audax, Istiophorus platypterus (Istiophoridae), and Xiphias gladius (Xiphiidae) in the southeast Pacific Ocean were examined in Manta and Santa Rosa,Expand
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Feeding ecology and trophic relationships of pelagic sharks and billfishes coexisting in the central eastern Pacific Ocean
Large pelagic fishes are top predators inhabiting the water column of the tropical and subtropical Pacific Ocean. They are highly migratory organisms, and for Ecuadorian fisheries, they alsoExpand
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New records of sea lice (Copepoda: Caligidae) from marine fishes in Jaramijó, an area with potential for sea-cage aquaculture in Ecuador.
Farming of finfish in sea cages is gaining popularity worldwide. These systems are a suitable environment for the emergence, establishment and transmission of parasites or pathogens, such as sea liceExpand
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Trophic ecology of sea urchins in coral-rocky reef systems, Ecuador
Sea urchins are important grazers and influence reef development in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP). Diadema mexicanum and Eucidaris thouarsii are the most important sea urchins on the EcuadorianExpand
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Feeding habits of wahoo ( Acanthocybium solandri ) in the eastern Pacific Ocean
Stomach content analysis was used to assess the feeding habits of Acanthocybium solandri based on samples obtained on purse seine fishing trips off the Pacific coasts of Central and South America. AExpand
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Weight–length relationships of six batoids in the Ecuadorian Pacific
Summary Weight–length relationships (WLR) were estimated for six batoids, namely: Urotrygon chilensis, Narcine entemedor, Rhinobatos leucorhynchus, Rhinobatos planiceps, Rhinobatos prahli andExpand
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