Diet and prey selectivity in three surface-migrating myctophids in the eastern tropical Pacific

@article{Noord2013DietAP,
  title={Diet and prey selectivity in three surface-migrating myctophids in the eastern tropical Pacific},
  author={Joel E. Van Noord and Robert John Olson and Jessica V. Redfern and Ronald S. Kaufmann},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={60},
  pages={287-290}
}
To test feeding selectivity, the diets of three surface-migrating myctophids [Myctophum nitidulum (n = 299), Symbolophorus reversus (n = 199), and Gonichthys tenuiculus (n = 82)] were compared to zooplankton prey collections at 32 stations in the eastern Pacific Ocean, August–November 2006. Myctophum nitidulum fed predominately on copepods (42.7 % by number) and ostracods (41.5 %), selected amphipods (p = 0.002) and ostracods (p = 0.014), and avoided copepods (p < 0.001). Symbolophorus reversus… CONTINUE READING

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