The Interrelation of Biting and Filtering in the Feeding Activity of the Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax)

@article{Oconnell1972TheIO,
  title={The Interrelation of Biting and Filtering in the Feeding Activity of the Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax)},
  author={C. P. O'connell},
  journal={Wsq: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  year={1972},
  volume={29},
  pages={285-293}
}
A previous study showed that the northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax) captures Artemia adults (3.7 mm long) by biting and Artemia nauplii (0.65 mm long) by filter feeding. This study shows that the ratio of biting to filtering activity in small schools varies with the relative concentration of Artemia adults and nauplii in the water. Activity was half biting and half filter feeding when Artemia adults were 2% by dry weight of the available biomass, but was entirely biting when Artemia adults… Expand
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