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    Species composition of fish from Antarctic toothfish Dissostichus mawsoni stomachs of the Ross Sea

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    Document Number:
    WG-FSA-06/10
    Author(s):
    A.V. Balushkin (Russia) and V.G. Prutko (Ukraine)
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    Abstract

    Data on Antarctic toothfish stomach contents were collected from Subarea 88.1 on board of the longliner “Yantar” under Russian flag in the 2005/06 season. The results of researches demonstrated that the main toothfish food in the Ross Sea were not cephalopods, but bottom and demersal fishes, Macrourus whitsoni in particular. The list of 25 fish species of 14 families is given.

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