Planktivory in Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Pisces: Nototheniidae) in McMurdo sound, Antarctica

  title={Planktivory in Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Pisces: Nototheniidae) in McMurdo sound, Antarctica},
  author={Brian A. Foster and John M. Cargill and J C Montgomery},
  journal={Polar Biology},
Specimens of the Antarctic fish P. borchgrevinki were collected from just beneath the sea-ice in McMurdo Sound over the period 8 November to 6 December, 1985. The stomach contents of 200 fish were analysed and compared with the co-occurrence of the prey species in the plankton. Numerically, the dominant prey was a thecosomatid pteropod Limacina helicina (83%), followed by a hyperiid amphipod Hyperiella dilatata (5%). Other prey species in decreasing order of occurrence were Euphausia… CONTINUE READING
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