Stable isotopes challenge the perception of ocean sunfish Mola mola as obligate jellyfish predators

J. Syvaranta, C. Harrod, L. Kubicek, V. Cappanera, J. D. R. Houghton

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Abstract

Evidence is provided from stable isotope analysis that aggregations of small ocean sunfish Mola mola (total length <1 m) feed broadly within coastal food webs and their classification as obligate predators of gelatinous zooplankton requires revision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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