Comparative analysis of feeding habits and dietary niche breadth in skates: the importance of body size, snout length, and depth

Comparative analysis of feeding habits and dietary niche breadth in skates: the importance of... Rev Fish Biol Fisheries https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-018-9522-5 RESEARCH PAPER Comparative analysis of feeding habits and dietary niche breadth in skates: the importance of body size, snout length, and depth . . Santiago A. Barbini David E. Sabadin Luis O. Lucifora Received: 5 August 2017 / Accepted: 29 May 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Skates (Elasmobranchii, Rajiformes) are a (genera nested within family) included as a random morphologically conservative group of bentophagous effect term in each model. A model selection approach chondrichthyan fishes with a high degree of ende- to test the level of support for alternative models was mism, that occur on marine soft bottoms. Subtle applied. We found that skate species that forage on morphological aspects and bathymetric distribution large prey have the largest body size and skate species are traits that vary among skate species that could have with the smallest body size prey on small and medium- implications for their feeding ecology. We test how sized invertebrates. The results indicated that body body size, snout length and bathymetric distribution size has an effect on feeding habits of skates, whereas influence the feeding habits and dietary niche breadth an effect of snout length http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Comparative analysis of feeding habits and dietary niche breadth in skates: the importance of body size, snout length, and depth

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
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0960-3166
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1573-5184
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10.1007/s11160-018-9522-5
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Rev Fish Biol Fisheries https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-018-9522-5 RESEARCH PAPER Comparative analysis of feeding habits and dietary niche breadth in skates: the importance of body size, snout length, and depth . . Santiago A. Barbini David E. Sabadin Luis O. Lucifora Received: 5 August 2017 / Accepted: 29 May 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Skates (Elasmobranchii, Rajiformes) are a (genera nested within family) included as a random morphologically conservative group of bentophagous effect term in each model. A model selection approach chondrichthyan fishes with a high degree of ende- to test the level of support for alternative models was mism, that occur on marine soft bottoms. Subtle applied. We found that skate species that forage on morphological aspects and bathymetric distribution large prey have the largest body size and skate species are traits that vary among skate species that could have with the smallest body size prey on small and medium- implications for their feeding ecology. We test how sized invertebrates. The results indicated that body body size, snout length and bathymetric distribution size has an effect on feeding habits of skates, whereas influence the feeding habits and dietary niche breadth an effect of snout length

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Reviews in Fish Biology and FisheriesSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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