Feeding ecology of black scorpionfish (Scorpaena porcus Linnaeus, 1758) from the Romanian Black Sea (Agigea -- Eforie Nord area)

Roşca, Irina; Arteni, Oana Mihaela
July 2010
Animal Biology & Animal Husbandry;Jul2010, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p39
Academic Journal
The present study investigates the variations in the feeding ecology of the black scorpionfish (Scorpaena porcus). The index of relative importance indicated opportunistic feeding on macrobenthic fauna. The fish fed mainly on bivalves, fishes, amphipods and isopods. There were differences in diet composition during the years, seasons and sexes. Scorpaena porcus exhibited a generalistic feeding strategy with a relative broad niche width.


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