Variability in conspecific predation among longnose lancetfish Alepisaurus ferox in the western Indian Ocean

@article{Romanov2009VariabilityIC,
  title={Variability in conspecific predation among longnose lancetfish Alepisaurus ferox in the western Indian Ocean},
  author={Evgeny V. Romanov and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric M{\'e}nard and V. V. Zamorov and Michel Potier},
  journal={Fisheries Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={74},
  pages={62-68}
}
Conspecific predation among longnose lancetfish Alepisaurus ferox was investigated in four spatio-temporal strate of the western Indian Ocean. The cannibalism level varied from 0 to 45.5% by frequency of occurrence and was negatively related with abundance of non-evasive prey (such as crustaceans Charybdis smithii and Natosquilla investigatoris) and foraging success. Predation by lancetfish is often described as a non-selective process, constrained by local prey availability and by its feeding… 

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