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Patterns in micronekton diversity across the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre observed from the diet of longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox)

Julia Karo (student, Recent Graduate from California State University Monterey Bay) dissecting a stomach in the lab

Julia Karo (student, Recent Graduate from California State University Monterey Bay) dissecting a stomach in the lab

Photo credit: Elan Portner
Jul 25 2017

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Elan J.Portner, Jeffrey J.Polovina, C. AnelaChoy
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2017.04.013

Highlights
• Lancetfish consume a high diversity of poorly known micronekton prey.
• Diet varies in a predictable way across the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.
• Unique prey and cannibalism may help explain prevalence of lancetfish in North Pacific.
• Lancetfish are useful biological samplers of midwater prey communities.