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Title: Natural Diet of Juvenile Abalone Haliotis fulgens and H. corrugata (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Bahia Tortugas, Mexico
Authors: Guzman del Proo, Sergio A.
Serviere-Zaragoza, Elisa
Siqueiros-Beltrones, David
Issue Date: Jul-2003
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Guzman del Proo SA, Serviere-Zaragoza E, Siqueiros-Beltrones D. 2003. Natural diet of juvenile abalone Haliotis fulgens and H. corrugata (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Bahia Tortugas, Mexico. Pac Sci 57(3): 319-324.
Abstract: Diet of juvenile (10-100 mm in length) abalone (Haliotis fulgens and
H. corrugata) in their natural environment was examined in specimens collected
at Bahia Tortugas, Baja California Sur. Nine macroalgae species, one polychaete
worm, one amphipod, one hydrozoan, and one sea grass were identified. A high
percentage of stomachs analyzed were empty. In those with contents, Phyllospadix
torreyi (Anthophyta), Laurencia sp., Gelidiales (Rhodophyta), and Phaeophyta
(Dictyotales) were the most common items. Most specimens with macroalgal
material came from depths in which H. fulgens (shallow) and H. corrugata (>6 m)
are more abundant. Benthic diatoms were almost absent from ingested material.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 57, Number 3, 2003

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