Diet and daily ration of male and female caridean shrimp Nauticaris marionis at the Prince Edward Archipelago

@article{Vumazonke2003DietAD,
  title={Diet and daily ration of male and female caridean shrimp Nauticaris marionis at the Prince Edward Archipelago},
  author={L. U. Vumazonke and E. A. Pakhomov and P. W. Froneman and C. D. McQuaid},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={629}
}
The feeding dynamics of males and females of the sequential protandric shrimp Nauticaris marionis were investigated in late austral summer (April) 2002. Results of gut content analysis indicated that N. marionis is an opportunistic feeder preying on a variety of prey, with a preference for detritus, benthic amphipods and gastropods. Overall, pelagic prey made only an insignificant contribution to diet, and was only taken by males. Females of N. marionis exhibited cannibalism, particularly in… CONTINUE READING