Resource Partitioning among "Ancillary" Pelagic Fishes (Scomber spp., Trachurus spp.) in the Adriatic Sea
Biology (Basel) 12 (2023). doi:10.3390/biology12020272
Zaira Da Ros 1; Emanuela Fanelli 1; *; Sacha Cassatella 1; Ilaria Biagiotti 2; Giovanni Canduci 2; Samuele Menicucci 2; Andrea De Felice 2; Sara Malavolti 2; Iole Leonori 2;
The Mediterranean is one of the most overfished seas of the world where mesopredators are severely threatened. The trophic strategies of four pelagic species that inhabit the Adriatic Sea (Scomber spp. and Trachurus spp.) were investigated through an integrated approach of stomach contents and stable isotopes analyses. Our study demonstrated that Scomber colias feeds mainly on strictly pelagic prey,...