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Energy content of mesopelagic fish from Macquarie Island


Tierney, M and Hindell, MA and Goldsworthy, SD, Energy content of mesopelagic fish from Macquarie Island, Antarctic Science, 14, (3) pp. 225-230. ISSN 0954-1020 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0954102002000020


The water and calorific content of fifteen species of mesopelagic sub-Antarctic fish from Macquarie Island were determined. Mean percent water content was 69-82%. Calorific content was highly variable between species, especially in the Myctophidae, where it ranged between 22.6-59.3 kJ·g-1 dry weight. The water and calorific content varied with size class within a species, with the smallest size classes generally having the lowest water content but highest calorific content. These values will be useful for future assessment of energetic transfer between trophic levels and energetic modelling of Southern Ocean ecosystems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Wildlife and habitat management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Tierney, M (Dr Megan Tierney)
UTAS Author:Hindell, MA (Professor Mark Hindell)
ID Code:25486
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2004-12-06

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