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Squid predation by slender sunfish Ranzania laevis (Molidae)

Nyegaard, M., Loneragan, N.R. and Santos, M.B. (2017) Squid predation by slender sunfish Ranzania laevis (Molidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 90 (6). pp. 2480-2487.

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In addition to crustaceans, remains from 17 individual squid were found in the stomach of a 58cm slender sunfish Ranzania laevis from Australia, adding a new prey item to their little studied diet. Taken together with existing data from the literature, crustaceans appear to be a common prey item, with larger R. laevis (26-65cm) also taking small fish and squid. Along with new documentation on breaching, the unexpected finding of squid in the stomach confirms that these fish are fast and agile predators.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 2017 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
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