Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 23(1): 59-68, doi: 10.3750/AIP1993.23.1.04
Food and feeding behaviour of eel-cod Muraenolepis sp., (Pisces, Gadiformes, Muraenolepididae) from the region of South Georgia
expand article infoA. Kompowski
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Amphipoda, Cumacea, and Macrura natantia constituted the basic food component of small eel-cod (< 20 cm). Average sized fish (20-30 cm) fed mostly on Macrura natantia and fish; big specimens (> 30 cm) consumed fish, Euphausiacea and Macrura natantia. Mean filling index decreased with increasing depth of catches, while percentage of “empty” stomachs increased.