A Dietary Analysis of Hippoglossina stomata Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1980 (Pisces: Bothidae) along the Western Coast of Baja California, Mexico
Murillo, Ricardo R.
Ortega-Salas, A. A.
Martinez-Munoz, Marco A.
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A benthic trawl survey was conducted at depths of 38 to 218 m in <br /><br />September of 1990 along the western coast of Baja California on board the RA^ <br /><br />El Puma. A dietary analysis of 67 Hippoglossina stomata stomachs was made in <br /><br />order to contribute to the knowledge of the diet of this species. Crustaceans, <br /><br />principally Pleuroncodes planipes (44.8%), and stomatopods, Hemisquilla ensi- <br /><br />gera californiensis (41.3%), were the most important prey items. Small crusta- <br /><br />ceans such as Malacostracea, Penaeidae, Decapoda not identified represent 5%. <br /><br />Fish and others were also consumed (8.4%).