Feeding habits of young smooth hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna zygaena (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae), in the Southern Coast of Brazil
Keywords:Elasmobranchii, feeding, artisanal fishing communities, Paraná State coast
AbstractThe present study was conducted in two artisan fishing communities in the cities Guaratuba (Paraná) and Itapoá (Santa Catarina), in the South Brazilian coast. Stomach contents of Sphyrna zygaena specimens were identified, showing three categories of food items. The most important feeding categories were teleosts (78.6%) and cephalopods (60.7%), represented by the sardine Harengula clupeola the squid Loligo sp., both considered the main food items of S. zygaena in the studied region.
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Bornatowski, H., Costa, L., Robert, M. de C., & Pina, J. V. da. (2007). Feeding habits of young smooth hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna zygaena (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae), in the Southern Coast of Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 7(1). Retrieved from https://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/266