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Feeding habits of four species of mesopelagic fishes from the Northern Chilean.

  title={Feeding habits of four species of mesopelagic fishes from the Northern Chilean.},
  author={A EduardoOliva and H Ra{\'u}lUlloa and Z JorgeBleck},
  journal={Revista de biologia tropical},
  volume={54 2},
  • Eduardo Oliva A, Raúl Ulloa H, Jorge Bleck Z
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Revista de biologia tropical
  • The feeding habits of four species of mesopelagic fishes from northern Chile are described: Triphoturus mexicanus, Diogenichtys atlanticus, Vinciguerria lucetia and Cyclothone acclinidens. Samples were captured in September 1988 between 18 degrees 25' and 19 degrees 09'S in the South West Pacific. The quantitative and qualitative analyses of the stomach content showed that the species have a zooplanktophagous opportunistic behavior, mainly predating on Crustaceans, especially on Copepods. The… CONTINUE READING
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