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Feeding habits of Ophichthus rufus (Anguilliformes, Ophichthidae) in the western Mediterranean

Ophichthus Rufus is a Mediterranean benthic fish with nocturnal habits. It lives in sand or mud bottoms at depths between 50 and 150m. Until now, nothing about its feeding habits was known. Stomach contents of 689 individuals, collected between 1985 and 1987, were analysed. The diet is basically composed of benthic organisms, among which the decapods processa canaliculata and Alpheus glaber and the teleost fish Callionymus maculatus are prominent. Young of both sexes and adult males have a euryphagic carnivorous diet, whereas adult females are closer to a stenophagic piscivorous diet

© Cybium : International Journal of Ichthyology, 1994, vol. 18, núm. 4, p.431-440

Société Française d’Ichtyologie

Author: Casadevall, Margarida
Matallanas García, Jesús
Bartolí, T.
Date: 1994
Abstract: Ophichthus Rufus is a Mediterranean benthic fish with nocturnal habits. It lives in sand or mud bottoms at depths between 50 and 150m. Until now, nothing about its feeding habits was known. Stomach contents of 689 individuals, collected between 1985 and 1987, were analysed. The diet is basically composed of benthic organisms, among which the decapods processa canaliculata and Alpheus glaber and the teleost fish Callionymus maculatus are prominent. Young of both sexes and adult males have a euryphagic carnivorous diet, whereas adult females are closer to a stenophagic piscivorous diet
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ISSN: 0399-0974 (versió paper)
2101-0315 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/9380
Language: eng
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie
Collection: Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://sfi.mnhn.fr/cybium/numeros/1994/184/02-Casadevall[184]431-440.pdf
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Is part of: © Cybium : International Journal of Ichthyology, 1994, vol. 18, núm. 4, p.431-440
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Subject: Ofídids -- Alimentació
Ophidiidae -- Feeding and feeds
Title: Feeding habits of Ophichthus rufus (Anguilliformes, Ophichthidae) in the western Mediterranean
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