Preliminary diet analysis of the blue shark Prionace glauca in the eastern South Pacific
PublisherUniversidad de Valparaíso. Facultad de Ciencias del Mar
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The diet of the blue shark Prionace glauca off central and northern Chile in the eastern South Pacific, during 2005 and 2006 were dominated by teleost fishes (72.21 %IRI) and cephalopods (27.07 %IRI). The seasonal feeding of blue shark showed as the most important prey diverse teleost fish species. Our findings would confirm that blue shark is a predator with wide trophic spectrum in the eastern south Pacific, although a higher number of stomachs need to be studied.