Sever, T.M. and Bayhan, B. and Taskavak, E. (2005) A preliminary study on the feeding regime of European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus Walbaum 1792) in Izmir Bay, Turkey, Eastern Aegean Sea. Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 28(3-4), pp. 41-48.
The gut contents of Sardina pilchardus specimens captured in Izmir Bay were examined in order to determine their feeding regimes. Of the 365 stomachs examined, 321 (87.95%) contained food and 44 (12.05%) were empty. Analysis of gut contents verified that S. pilchardus feeds on zooplankton. The most important group in the diet of S. pilchardus was copepods (79.79%). Decapod crustacean larvae (8.17%) and bivalves (3.18%) were second and third, respectively, in order of importance. The application of analysis of variance to monthly data of numerical percentage, weight percentage, frequency of occurrence and index of relative importance indicated that there was no significant difference between months. Oncaea media was the most dominant species for six months of the year. Euterpina acutifrons, Centropages typicus, Calanoida, Oncaea sp. and Corycaeus sp. were the most dominant for March, April, May, September, October and December.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||A preliminary study on the feeding regime of European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus Walbaum 1792) in Izmir Bay, Turkey, Eastern Aegean Sea|
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|Journal or Publication Title: ||Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly|
|Page Range: ||pp. 41-48|
|Issuing Agency: ||WorldFish Center|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Stomach content; Feeding behaviour; MED, Turkey, Izmir, Izmir Bay; Sardina pilchardus|
|Item ID: ||9491|
|Depositing User: ||Mr William Ko|
|Date Deposited: ||09 Oct 2012 09:13|
|Last Modified: ||09 Oct 2012 09:13|
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