Diel feeding patterns of the congiopodid fish Hypodytes rubripinnis in Aburatsubo Bay, Japan
- 1) Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, 113, Tokyo, Japan
Diel changes in the feeding intensity and diet composition of the congiopodid fishHypodytes rubriphnnis were studied in Aburatsubo Bay, Miura Peninsula, Japan, on July 24 and 25, 1985. In samples taken at night, the ratio of stomach content weight to body weight was high and the frequency of occurrence of fish with empty stomach was very low, while the reverse was the case in the daytime, suggesting that this species feeds intensively at night, instead of during the day. Gammarids were the most dominant prey and isopods and caprellids were next important. These three prey items accounted for 91% of the total diet by number. The proportion of isopods in the total diet showed the most remarkable diel change. They amounted to about 30% at night, but were not consumed in the daytime.
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