FEED AND TROPHIC MORPHOLOGY OF YELLOW HAKE CYNOSCION ACOUPA (LAC√ąPEDE, 1801) IN THE NORTHEAST BRAZIL Page No: 4079-4085

By: Francisca Edna de Andrade Cunha

Keywords: Stomach contents, diet, carnivorous, characteristics anatomic, digestive system

Abstract: The stomach contents analysis revealed 72.4% of the items as fishes, 4.56% as crustaceans, 23.0% of organic matter and 0.1% as seagrass. The item Teleostei was featured as essential in feeding followed by fish Ariidae Family and the crustaceans, especially Penaeidae. The morphology of the digestive tube is characterized by presented short and tubular esophagus, stomach cecal form \\\"Y\\\" may be divided into cardiac (greater proportion), fundic and pyloric regions. The sphincter pyloric marks the transition from the stomach to the intestine. The intestine presented coefficient of 0.87 showed medium intestine and rectum portion separated by an ileo-rectal valve



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