Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorThomas, M. Armitage
dc.contributor.authorWilliam, S. Alevizon
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-15T22:54:16Z
dc.date.available2017-10-15T22:54:16Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.citationThomas, M Armitage. William, S Alevizon. (1980). THE DIET OF THE FLORIDA POMPANO (TRACHINOTUS CAROLINUS) ALONG THE EAST COAST OF CENTRAL FLORIDA. Florida Scientist,43(1),19-26.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/1941
dc.descriptionPampano, dieten_US
dc.description.abstractThe diet of the Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) was investigated hy examining stomach contents of adults from the Indian River and juveniles from the surf zone off Brevard County. Juveniles consumed primarily henthic crustaceans, mainly Emerita talpoida, and the bivalve, Donax variabilis. The diet of the adults consisted mainly of bivalve molluscs in the families Tellinidae, Mactridae, and Arcidae. In comparison with juveniles, the adults displayed a decrease in the number of planktonic organisms that are selected as prey items. Availability of prey appears to be more important than caloric content of prey in determining the diet of T. carolinus. The diet of adult pompano may be more diverse in those individuals found near the inlet regions of the lagoon. Our findings differ from previous studies that have determined bivalves to be more important in the diet of juvenile Florida pompano and crustaceans to he dominant in the diet of adult Florida pompanoen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rights© 1980, Florida Academy of Sciencesen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.titleTHE DIET OF THE FLORIDA POMPANO (TRACHINOTUS CAROLINUS) ALONG THE EAST COAST OF CENTRAL FLORIDAen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

© 1980, Florida Academy of Sciences
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 1980, Florida Academy of Sciences