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Feeding Biology of the Blackfin Sculpin (Malacocottus kincaidi Gilbert and Thompson, 1905) and the Spinyhead Sculpin (Dasycottus setiger Bean 1890) in the Northeastern Gulf of Alaska
|Title:||Feeding Biology of the Blackfin Sculpin (Malacocottus kincaidi Gilbert and Thompson, 1905) and the Spinyhead Sculpin (Dasycottus setiger Bean 1890) in the Northeastern Gulf of Alaska|
|Authors:||Jewett, Stephen C.|
Day, Robert H.
Feder, Howard M.
|Issue Date:||Apr 1989|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii Press|
|Citation:||Jewett SC, Day RH, Feder HM. 1989. Feeding biology of the blackfin sculpin (Malacocottus kincaidi Gilbert and Thompson, 1905) and the spinyhead sculpin (Dasycottus setiger Bean, 1890) in the Northeastern Gulf of Alaska. Pac Sci 43(2): 144-151.|
|Abstract:||We examined the feeding biology of two species of sculpins in
the northeastern Gulf of Alaska. The blackfin sculpin (Malacocottus kincaidit
fed primarily on benthic amphipods and nektobenthic shrimps, although it took
a wide assortment of both infaunal and epifaunal organisms; it also displayed a
tendency to feed within, as well as at, the sediment surface. The spinyhead sculpin
(Dasycottus setigeri ate a less diverse suite of prey that was dominated by
nektobenthic shrimps; no subsurface feeding was evident.
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 43, Number 2, 1989|
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