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Original article | Acta Natura et Scientia 2022, Vol. 3(1) 24-31

First Observations on the Stomach Contents of Devil Firefish, Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) in the Gulf of Antalya, Turkey

Raziye Tanrıverdi, Mehmet Gökoğlu & Jale Korun

pp. 24 - 31   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/actanatsci.2022.351.03   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2111-28-0004.R1

Published online: April 19, 2022  |   Number of Views: 16  |  Number of Download: 115


Abstract

The present study examined stomach contents of 35 individuals of Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) captured using scuba diving gears in Antalya Gulf. Total length and total weight in the specimens of P. miles collected from the Gulf of Antalya were 13.1-35.2 cm (mean±SD; 19.98±4.40) and 36.88-456.6 g (mean±SD; 103.82±91.29), respectively. The dominant prey were fish (IFO=106.67%, IP=59.38%) and the rest were crustaceans (IFO=53.33%, IP=40.63%). It was determined that P. miles was carnivorous and predominantly piscivorous. This study is the first to show how kind of consumption preys P. miles obtained from the Gulf of Antalya. The result of this study strengthens the existing knowledge on the consumption preys of devil firefish in the eastern Mediterranean. The distribution of this species continues in the Turkish Seas. The fishery and consumption of lionfish should be improved. The development of a lionfish fishery could provide a management tool to ameliorate impacts to coastal ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea.

Keywords: Devil firefish, Stomach content, Prey, Diet, Antalya


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APA 6th edition
Tanriverdi, R., Gokoglu, M. & Korun, J. (2022). First Observations on the Stomach Contents of Devil Firefish, Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) in the Gulf of Antalya, Turkey . Acta Natura et Scientia, 3(1), 24-31. doi: 10.29329/actanatsci.2022.351.03

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Tanriverdi, R., Gokoglu, M. and Korun, J. (2022). First Observations on the Stomach Contents of Devil Firefish, Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) in the Gulf of Antalya, Turkey . Acta Natura et Scientia, 3(1), pp. 24-31.

Chicago 16th edition
Tanriverdi, Raziye, Mehmet Gokoglu and Jale Korun (2022). "First Observations on the Stomach Contents of Devil Firefish, Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) in the Gulf of Antalya, Turkey ". Acta Natura et Scientia 3 (1):24-31. doi:10.29329/actanatsci.2022.351.03.

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