Vie et Milieu

  • Full Screen
  • Wide Screen
  • Narrow Screen
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Article 4

Diet of Gobius vittatus (Gobiidae) in the northern Adriatic sea

File Size:
978 KB

Prirodoslovni muzej Rijeka, Lorenzov prolaz 1, HR-51000 Rijeka, Croatia
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ABSTRACT. – The Goby Gobius vittatus is a carnivore and generalist which feeds on a wide variety of prey items, particularly on polychaetes, gastropods, copepods, ostracods and bivalves. The intensity of feeding was lowest in autumn and the diet spectrum was broadest in s u m m e r. There were high seasonal differences in biomass and number of almost all major prey items. Smaller specimens fed mostly on meiofauna, and large fish preferred macrofauna. The breadth of diet increased with fish size.

You are here: Volume 57 (2007) Issue 1 / 2 Article 4
Vie et Milieu
Observatoire Océanologique - Laboratoire Arago - Sorbonne Université
66650 Banyuls-sur-Mer - France
Fax: (33) (0)4 68 88 16 99

Managing Editor
Yves Desdevises
Phone: (33) (0)4 68 88 73 13

Editorial Secretary
Véronique Arnaud
Phone: (33) (0)4 68 88 73 29 (morning)