New information from fish diets on the importance of glassy flying squid (Hyaloteuthis pelagica) (Teuthoidea: Ommastrephidae) in the epipelagic cephalopod community of the tropical Atlantic Ocean

Cherel, Yves and Sabatié, Richard and Potier, Michel and Marsac, Francis and Ménard, Frédéric (2007) New information from fish diets on the importance of glassy flying squid (Hyaloteuthis pelagica) (Teuthoidea: Ommastrephidae) in the epipelagic cephalopod community of the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Fishery Bulletin, 105(1), pp. 147-152.

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Abstract

Squids of the family Ommastrephidae are a vital part of marine food webs and support major fisheries around the world. They are widely distributed in the open ocean, where they are among the most abundant in number and biomass of nektonic epipelagic organisms. In turn, seven of the 11 genera of this family (Dosidicus, Illex, Martialia, Nototodarus, Ommastrephes, Sthenoteuthis, and Todarodes) are heavily preyed upon by top marine predators, i.e., birds, mammals, and fish, and currently support fisheries in both neritic and oceanic waters (Roper and Sweeney, 1984; Rodhouse, 1997). Their commercial importance has made the large ommastrephids the target of many scientific investigations and their biology is consequently reasonably well-known (Nigmatullin et al., 2001; Zuyev et al., 2002; Bower and Ichii, 2005). In contrast, much less information is available on the biology and ecological role of the smaller, unexploited species of ommastrephids (e.g., Eucleoteuthis, Hyaloteuthis, Ornithoteuthis, and Todaropsis).

Item Type: Article
Title: New information from fish diets on the importance of glassy flying squid (Hyaloteuthis pelagica) (Teuthoidea: Ommastrephidae) in the epipelagic cephalopod community of the tropical Atlantic Ocean
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Cherel, Yves
Sabatié, Richard
Potier, Michel
Marsac, Francis
Ménard, Frédéric
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 105
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 147-152
Date: 2007
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 8940
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 16:55
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 16:55
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8940

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