Habitat and food partitioning of billfishes (Xiphioidei).

  title={Habitat and food partitioning of billfishes (Xiphioidei).},
  author={Tamaki Shimose and Kotaro Yokawa and Hirokazu Saito},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  volume={76 10},
Species composition and food habits of four istiophorid billfishes were investigated and compared in three different tropical areas of the eastern North Pacific Ocean by longline operations from September to November 2004. Sailfish Istiophorus platypterus, shortbill spearfish Tetrapturus angustirostris and blue marlin Makaira nigricans had specific habitat preferences and mainly occurred in the near-continent area (13-16 degrees N; 103-107 degrees W), the open-ocean area (16-18 degrees N; 118… CONTINUE READING

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