Diet and dietary variation of New Zealand hoki Macruronus novaezelandiae

  title={Diet and dietary variation of New Zealand hoki Macruronus novaezelandiae},
  author={Amelia MacLeod Connell and Matthew R. Dunn and Jeffrey S. Forman},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research},
  pages={289 - 308}
Abstract The diet of hoki was determined from examination of stomach contents of 1992 fish of 26–112 cm total length (TL) sampled at depths of 209–904m on Chatham Rise, New Zealand, from summer research trawl surveys and seasonal commercial fishing trawls, during 2004–2008. Prey was predominantly euphausiids, mesopelagic fishes and natant decapods. Multivariate analyses using distance-based linear models, non-parametric multi-dimensional scaling and similarity percentages indicated that the… 

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