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Diet, prey selection and daily ration of Stomolophus meleagris, a filter-feeding Scyphomedusa from the NE Gulf of Mexico

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Date Issued:
1991
Title: Diet, prey selection and daily ration of Stomolophus meleagris, a filter-feeding Scyphomedusa from the NE Gulf of Mexico.
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Name(s): Larson, R. J., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Extent: 17 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3353870 (digitool), FADT3353870 (IID), fau:6655 (fedora), 10.1016/0272-7714(91)90038-D (doi)
Note(s): More than 20 prey taxa were identified from gut contents of Stomolophusmeleagris medusae in the north-eastern Gulf of Mexico; seven taxa formed over 98% of the total. Bivalve veligers (mostly Crassostrea virginica) dominated, constituting 56% of the total. Other significant prey were copepod eggs, nauplii, copepodites and adults, gastropod veligers, and Oikopleura sp. Mean numbers of prey in the guts of S. meleagris medusae (bell height ranged from 1.5 to 10 cm) varied from 400 to 9300. Numbers of prey were an exponential function of medusan biomass, increasing from 700 prey at 9 g wet weight to 6000 prey at 325 g wet weight.
The final published version of this manuscript is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/ and may be cited as: Larson, R. J. (1991). Diet, prey selection and daily ration of Stomolophus meleagris, a filter-feeding Scyphomedusa from the NE Gulf of Mexico. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 32(5), 511-525. doi:10.1016/0272-7714(91)90038-D
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #832.
Subject(s): Scyphomedusae
Scyphozoa
Jellyfishes
Mexico, Gulf of
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3353870
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0272-7714(91)90038-D
Restrictions on Access: ©1991 Elsevier B.V.
Host Institution: FAU