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

  • M. Vergani (a1), E.M. Acha (a2) (a3) (a1), J.M. Diaz de Astarloa (a2) (a3) and D. Giberto (a3) (a1)


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.


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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 PlataArgentina email:


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