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

Author(s): Irina Roşca | Oana Mihaela Arteni

Journal: Animal Biology & Animal Husbandry
ISSN 2066-7612

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: black scorpionfish | feeding ecology | benthos | Black Sea

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 compositionduring the years, seasons and sexes. Scorpaena porcus exhibited a generalistic feeding strategy with arelative broad niche width.
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