Feeding habits of the albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga (Perciformes, Scombridae) from central Mediterranean Sea

@article{Consoli2008FeedingHO,
  title={Feeding habits of the albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga (Perciformes, Scombridae) from central Mediterranean Sea},
  author={Pierpaolo Consoli and Teresa Romeo and Pietro Battaglia and Luca Castriota and Valentina Esposito and Franco Andaloro},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={155},
  pages={113-120}
}
In order to assess feeding habits and trophic level of this species, we analysed the stomach content of 189 specimens collected monthly in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea (central Mediterranean Sea). The results showed that this species is a pelagic predator focusing on paralepidid fish and, more in detail, on two species such as Paralepis speciosa and Paralepis coregonoides. Among cephalopods, Heteroteuthis dispar was the most abundant prey item in the stomach contents, whereas among crustaceans… 
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