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- Munk, Peter, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Marine biology 2018 v.165 no.8 pp. 130
- Anguilla anguilla; Chauliodus; Lampanyctus; Melamphaes; Myctophum; Notoscopelus; diet; ecosystems; eel; larvae; mitochondrial DNA; predators; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; spawning; stomach; Sargasso Sea
- ... Trophic interactions in complex mesopelagic ecosystems are generally poorly understood, but tracing diet remains of predators provides key insights into these. In many cases, however, the prey remains obtained from predator stomachs are unidentifiable by visual inspection and identification depends on new molecular techniques. Here, we search for predators on larvae of the critically endangered Eu ...
- Munk, Peter, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Fisheries oceanography 2016 v.25 no.1 pp. 85-104
- Anguilla anguilla; Ariosoma balearicum; Ceratoscopelus; DNA barcoding; Lepidophanes; Nemichthys scolopaceus; eel; fish larvae; interspecific variation; oceans; spawning; species diversity; species identification; North Sea; Sargasso Sea
- ... Specific regions of otherwise oligotrophic oceans seem to attract fish spawning and sustain significant abundances of fish larvae. The Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre is known as the spawning area of the Atlantic eels, but numerous other fish species also spawn in the area. In order to evaluate spatial variability of larval fish in the region, we examined species diversity, com ...
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- Molecular ecology 2011 v.20 no.7 pp. 1333-1346
- Anguilla anguilla; Anguilla rostrata; coasts; eel; genetic techniques and protocols; genetic variation; hybridization; hybrids; juveniles; larvae; microsatellite repeats; spawning; sympatry; Iceland; Sargasso Sea
- ... European eels (Anguilla anguilla) spawn in the remote Sargasso Sea in partial sympatry with American eels (Anguilla rostrata), and juveniles are transported more than 5000 km back to the European and North African coasts. The two species have been regarded as classic textbook examples of panmixia, each comprising a single, randomly mating population. However, several recent studies based on contin ...