Feeding strategies of some demersal fishes of the continental slope and rise off the Mid-Atlantic Coast of the USA

@article{Sedberry1978FeedingSO,
  title={Feeding strategies of some demersal fishes of the continental slope and rise off the Mid-Atlantic Coast of the USA},
  author={G. Sedberry and J. Musick},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1978},
  volume={44},
  pages={357-375}
}
Stomach contents of 729 fishes comprising 16 species were examined from the continental slope and rise off the Middle Atlantic States of the USA. Two main feeding modes among demersal deep-sea fishes were evident: those feeding primarily on pelagic food items, and those feeding on benthic invertebrates. Both pelagic and benthic predators were euryphagous. Most pelagic predators also fed on the epibenthos. These findings support Dayton and Hessler's (1972) suggestion that benthic predators… Expand
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