The regurgitation of stomach contents in trawl caught whiting, evidence of a predator size effect

The rate of regurgitation of food from the stomachs of trawl caught whiting Merlangius merlangus was negatively correlated with fish size. Increased musculature of the oesophageal sphincter in larger fish may enable them to resist the forced expulsion of their stomach contents to a greater extent.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Staniland, I.J., Hart, P.J.B., Bromley, P.J.

On this site: Iain Staniland
Date:
1 January, 2001
Journal/Source:
Journal of Fish Biology / 59
Page(s):
1430-1432
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2001.tb00207.x