Predicting food consumption of fish populations as functions of mortality, food type, morphometrics, temperature and salinity

@article{Palomares1998PredictingFC,
  title={Predicting food consumption of fish populations as functions of mortality, food type, morphometrics, temperature and salinity},
  author={M. L. Palomares and D. Pauly},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={49},
  pages={447-453}
}
A large data set of relative food-consumption estimates (Q/B) of marine and freshwater fish populations (n = 108 populations, 38 species) is documented and used to derive a predictive model for Q/B, using asymptotic weight, habitat temperature, a morphological variable and food type as independent variables. Salinity is shown to have no effect on Q/B in fish well adapted to fresh or salt water (other things being equal), while mortality (Z), has a strong, positive effect on Q/B and on gross… Expand
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