Selective feeding of spot, Leiostomus xanthurus, and Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, larvae in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

J. J. Govoni, P. B. Ortner, F. Al-Yamani, L. C. Hill

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Abstract

Both small (1.00-5.00 mm) and large (5.01-10.00 mm) spot larvae selected copepodid and adult copepods (Stages C1-CVI), pteropods and pelecypods. Small croaker larvae also selected copepodid and adult copepods, as did large croaker larvae. Small and large larvae of both species selected Oncaea sp. from among the copepods, while one or more length categories of either species selected Oithona spp., Paracalanus spp., Corycaeus spp., and Acartia tonsa. Selection appeared to be related not only to the width, but also to the swimming behavior and color of food organisms. -from Fisheries Review

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine Ecology - Progress Series
Pages175-183
Number of pages9
Volume28
Edition1-2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Govoni, J. J., Ortner, P. B., Al-Yamani, F., & Hill, L. C. (1986). Selective feeding of spot, Leiostomus xanthurus, and Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, larvae in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Marine Ecology - Progress Series (1-2 ed., Vol. 28, pp. 175-183)