Feeding behaviour of the annular sea bream Diplodus annularis was investigated in the Calich lagoon (NW Sardinia, Italy). The stomach contents of 130 adult specimens (TL=15.2±1.4 cm) collected in spring and summer 1998 were examined. Benthic fauna such as Mollusca, Amphipoda and Polychaeta were the main food items (23.4%, 18% and 5.7% respectively), but a large amount of detritus was also found (44%). Furthermore, significant differences in the diet of smaller and larger size classes were observed.
Osservazioni sul regime alimentare di Diplodus annularis (Linnaeus, 1758) nello stagno di Calich (Sardegna Nord occidentale) / Chessa, La; Pais, Antonio; Scardi, M; Serra, S; Atzori, G.. - In: BIOLOGIA MARINA MEDITERRANEA. - ISSN 1123-4245. - 11(2):(2004), pp. 573-576. ((Intervento presentato al convegno XXXIV Congresso SIBM tenutosi a Port el Kantoui, Sousse, Tunisia nel 31 maggio – 6 giugno 2003.