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title Feeding strategy and trophic ontogeny in Scorpaena maderensis (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from the Azores, NE Atlantic
authors Machado, LF; Nunes, D; Avila, M; Vieira, RP; Barreiros, JP
author full name Machado, Leonardo F.; Nunes, Donzilia; Avila, Madail; Vieira, Rui P.; Barreiros, Joao P.
title Feeding strategy and trophic ontogeny in Scorpaena maderensis (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from the Azores, NE Atlantic
nationality internacional
source CYBIUM
language English
document type Article
author keywords Scorpaenidae; Scorpaena maderensis; ANE; Azores; Trophic chains; Feeding behaviour
abstract Feeding habits of Scorpaena maderensis Valenciennes, 1833 from the Azores archipelago were investigated. The stomach contents of 245 specimens, collected between August 1997 and July 1999, were analysed. Decapod crustaceans and teleost fishes constitute the main food items, revealing a high level of specialization by S. maderensis. Ontogenic shifts and seasonal changes in the diet composition were observed, unveiling the adaptability and opportunistic predatory behaviour of this scorpaenid.
author address [Machado, Leonardo F.] Univ Fed Espirito Santo, Dept Ciencias Agr & Biol DCAB CEUNES, BR-29932540 Sao Mateus, ES, Brazil; [Nunes, Donzilia] Marsol, Empresa Maritimo Turist, P-9700570 Angra Do Heroismo, Portugal; [Avila, Madail] Camara Municipal Praia da Vitoria, P-9760851 Praia Da Vitoria, Portugal; [Vieira, Rui P.] Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Vieira, Rui P.] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Barreiros, Joao P.] Univ Acores, Dept Ciencias Agr, Azorean Biodivers Grp CITA A, P-9700042 Angra Do Heroismo, Portugal; [Barreiros, Joao P.] Univ Acores, Dept Ciencias Agr, PEERS, P-9700042 Angra Do Heroismo, Portugal
reprint address Barreiros, JP (reprint author), Univ Acores, Dept Ciencias Agr, Azorean Biodivers Grp CITA A, P-9700042 Angra Do Heroismo, Portugal.
e-mail address dusky.grouper@gmail.com; donzilianunes@portugalmail.com; madailavila@gmail.com; rpvieira@ua.pt; joaopedro@uac.pt
funding agency and grant number Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT) [PRAXIS/3/3.2/EMG/1957/95]; Portuguese Science Foundation [SFRH/BD/84030/2012]; FAPES/CNPq (Federal Government of Brazil)
funding text Financial support for this study was given by the Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT) through the PRAXIS/3/3.2/EMG/1957/95 project. We wish to thank several volunteers who helped in data collection, namely Norberto Serpa, Victor Rosa, Jose Branco, Frederico Cardigos, Jorge Fontes, Filipa Gomes, Carmelina Leal, Miguel Machete, Fatima Mendes, Telmo Morato, Pedro Afonso and Fernando Tempera. Rui Pedro Vieira is currently supported through a doctoral grant from the Portuguese Science Foundation (SFRH/BD/84030/2012). Leonardo F. Machado is currently supported through a postdoctoral research fellowship from FAPES/CNPq (Federal Government of Brazil). Thanks are due to the two anonymous referees whose comments and suggestions greatly improved the first versions of the manuscript.
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cited reference count 50
publisher city PARIS
issn 0399-0974
29-character source abbreviation CYBIUM
iso source abbreviation Cybium
publication date SEP 30
year published 2014
volume 38
issue 3
beginning page 163
ending page 171
page count 9
web of science category Zoology
subject category Zoology
document delivery number AS7GW
unique article identifier WOS:000344426000001
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