Predation on planktonic fish eggs was examined by stomach content analysis of sprat and herring sampled in a plaice spawning area to the east of the Isle of Man in March 1993. Plankton samples were taken to examine prey selection. The clupeids showed a selection for the later developmental stages of plaice eggs. Plaice eggs had a refuge in size from predation by sprat 80 mm total length showed a strong selection for plaice eggs, presumably due to their large size. (C) 1997 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||J FISH BIOL|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- MARINE FISHES
- Marine & Freshwater Biology