Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK

Research Article

Food of the yellowtail amberjack Seriola lalandi from the south-west Atlantic

M. Vergania3 c1, E.M. Achaa1a2a3, J.M. Diaz de Astarloaa1a2 and D. Gibertoa2a3

a1 Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina

a2 Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)

a3 Laboratorio de Zooplancton, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP), Paseo Victoria Ocampo No. 1, B760 HSA Mar del Plata, Argentina

Abstract

Food of Seriola lalandi was mainly composed of juveniles of horse mackerel (Trachurus lathami) (%IRI = 99.66) showing the species as carnivorous feeders predating on small pelagic organisms.

(Received September 19 2006)

(Accepted October 16 2007)

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: M. Vergani Laboratorio de Zooplancton, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP) Paseo Victoria Ocampo No. 1 B760 HSA Mar del Plata Argentina email: miriamv@inidep.edu.ar