A preliminary investigation of the feeding ecology of squaloid sharks off the west coast of southern Africa

@inproceedings{Ebert1992API,
  title={A preliminary investigation of the feeding ecology of squaloid sharks off the west coast of southern Africa},
  author={David Ebert and Leonard J. V. Compagno and Paul D. Cowley},
  year={1992}
}
The diets of 15 species of squaloid sharks caught between Walvis Bay and Cape Agulhas over a depth range of 50–1 016 m are analysed. The most common prey items were fish and cephalopods. Hake Merluccius spp. were common in the diets of Centrophorus squamosus, Squalus acanthias, and S. cf. mitsukurii. Myctophids were extensively preyed on by Centroscyllium fabricii, Deania calcea, D. profundorum, Etmopterus cf. brachyurus, E. compagnoi, S. acanthias and S. megalops, among others. The most common… CONTINUE READING

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