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Ampullary pore distribution of Galeus melastomus and Etmopterus spinax: possible relations with predatory lifestyle and habitat
Atkinson, C.J.L.; Bottaro, M. (2006). Ampullary pore distribution of Galeus melastomus and Etmopterus spinax: possible relations with predatory lifestyle and habitat. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 86(2): 447-448
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Food organisms; Habitat; Quantitative distribution; Sex; Sexual maturity; Etmopterus spinax (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Atkinson, C.J.L.
  • Bottaro, M.

Abstract
    The number and distribution of ampullary pores present on the blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus and the velvet belly dogfish, Etmopterus spinax do not differ with the size/maturity or gender of the specimen and were found to be related to prey preference.

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