Notes on the diet of adult Yellow Catfish Aspistor luniscutis (Pisces: Siluriformes) in northern Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil

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Ana Paula Madeira Di Beneditto
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4248-9380
Maria Thereza Manhães Tavares
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2920-5822

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Diet of adult specimens of Yellow Catfish Aspistor luniscutis (Valenciennes, 1840) was determined through stomach contents analysis.  The specimens were target of commercial gillnet fisheries in northern Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil.  In this region, A. luniscutis is a generalist benthophagous feeder, consuming most available prey species with crustaceans, especially penaeid shrimps, brachyuran crabs, and sciaenid fish dominating. 

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Di Beneditto, A.P.M. and Tavares, M.T.M. 2019. Notes on the diet of adult Yellow Catfish Aspistor luniscutis (Pisces: Siluriformes) in northern Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 7 (May 2019), 13920–13924. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4561.11.7.13920-13924.
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Ana Paula Madeira Di Beneditto, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Laboratório de Ciências Ambientais, Av. Alberto Lamego 2000, 28013-620, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil.

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Maria Thereza Manhães Tavares, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Laboratório de Ciências Ambientais, Av. Alberto Lamego 2000, 28013-620, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil.

Laboratório de Ciências Ambientais