Trophic Interactions of Mesopelagic Fishes in the South China Sea Illustrated by Stable Isotopes and Fatty Acids

  title={Trophic Interactions of Mesopelagic Fishes in the South China Sea Illustrated by Stable Isotopes and Fatty Acids},
  author={Fuqiang Wang and Ying Wu and Zuozhi Chen and Guosen Zhang and Jun Zhang and Shan Zheng and Gerhard Kattner},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
As the most abundant fishes and the least investigated components of the open ocean ecosystem, mesopelagic fishes play an important role in biogeochemical cycles and hold potentially huge fish resources. There are major gaps in our knowledge of their biology, adaptations and trophic dynamics and even diel vertical migration (DVM). Here we present evidence of the variability of ecological behaviours (migration and predation) and trophic interactions among various species of mesopelagic fishes… Expand

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