Feeding habits of garfish, Belone belone euxini Gunther, 1866 in autumn and winter in Turkey's south-east coast of the Black Sea


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Kaya S., Saglam H.

ANIMAL BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, vol.40, no.1, pp.99-102, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.32800/abc.2017.40.0099
  • Title of Journal : ANIMAL BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-102

Abstract

We studied the stomach content of Belone belone in the south-east Black Sea during autumn and winter months in 2010-2011. The most frequent feeding items in the diet were insects in autumn and fish in winter. Other items in the diet were mollusks, crustaceans and isopods. Flying ants were mostly consumed by male garfish, particularly the smaller fish, in autumn.