New data on Martialia hyadesi feeding in the Scotia Sea during winter; with emphasis on seasonal and annual variability

The diet of the seven star flying squid, Martiala hyadesi, from the South Georgia sector of the Scotia Sea was described front stomach contents collected in winter (June) 2001. Diet was dominated by the hyperiid amphipod, Themisto gaudichaudii, fish (nine species, mainly myctophids) and cephalopods (mainly, cannibalism). The absence of krill, Euphausia superba, and the presence of larger myctophids in the diet are discussed in terms of seasonal and annual prey availability.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Dickson, J., Morley, S.A. ORCIDORCID record for S.A. Morley, Mulvey, T.

On this site: Simon Morley
Date:
1 January, 2004
Journal/Source:
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom / 84
Page(s):
785-788
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315404009944h