An annotated bibliography of diet studies on fish of the southeast United States and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Katrin E. Marancik1 and Jonathan A. Hare2
1NOAA/Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research
2NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Conservation
An annotated bibliography of diet studies on fish of the southeast United States and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (pdf, 632K)
One goal of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) is to protect the unique community found within the Sanctuary's boundaries. An understanding of the ecological interactions, including trophic structure, among these organisms is necessary to realize this goal. Therefore, diet information for 184 fish species was summarized from 113 published studies. Among the fish included are 84 fish species currently known to reside in Gray's Reef NMS. The locations of these studies ranged from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the northeast United States to northern Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean. All of the species described in this bibliography occur in the southeast United States and are, therefore, current or potential residents of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Each entry includes the objectives, brief methods, and conclusions of the article. The bibliography is also indexed by species.

Key Words: Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, southeast United States, fish diet, gut contents, marine, estuarine

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