Food habits of the two-line eelpout (Bothrocara brunneum: Zoarcidae) at two deep-sea sites in the eastern North Pacific

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Ferry, L. A. (1997). Food habits of the two-line eelpout (Bothrocara brunneum: Zoarcidae) at two deep-sea sites in the eastern North Pacific. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 44(3), 521-531. doi:10.1016/S0967-0637(96)00120-3
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TitleFood habits of the two-line eelpout (Bothrocara brunneum: Zoarcidae) at two deep-sea sites in the eastern North Pacific
AuthorsA. Ferry
AbstractTwo-line eelpouts were collected from two deep-sea sites in the eastern North Pacific in order to study food habits. The diet of this species is low in diversity, consisting primarily of shrimp-like crustaceans and secondarily of small zoarcid fishes. Although significant differences in diet exist between the two study sites, it appears that two-line eelpouts have a narrow dietary breadth. Previous and concurrent surveys of the region indicate that there is a wide range of potential prey available to two-line eelpouts; however, the species appears to be using a narrow range of benthopelagic fauna, suggesting that it is capable of some degree of prey specialization.
JournalDeep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
Date1997
Start page521
End page531
ISSN09670637
SubjectsBothrocara brunneum, deep-sea fish, diet, prey specialization, two-line eelpout, Pacific, (Northeast)
NoteCited By (since 1996):7, CODEN: DRORE

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