Stable isotope profiles in whale shark (Rhincodon typus) suggest segregation and dissimilarities in the diet depending on sex and size

@article{Borrell2011StableIP,
  title={Stable isotope profiles in whale shark (Rhincodon typus) suggest segregation and dissimilarities in the diet depending on sex and size},
  author={A. Borrell and A. Aguilar and M. Gazo and R. P. Kumarran and L. Cardona},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2011},
  volume={92},
  pages={559-567}
}
  • A. Borrell, A. Aguilar, +2 authors L. Cardona
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • We investigated the sex- and size-related differences in the diet of whale sharks from the Arabian Sea (north-western Indian Ocean) using carbon and nitrogen stable-isotope analyses in white muscle. The samples were collected during the commercial fishing season between April and May of 2001 in Veraval (Gujarat, India). The overall isotope signature was similar to that of the pelagic-neritic zooplanktivore Ilisha melastoma, which suggests that both species are feeding on similar prey. In whale… CONTINUE READING
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