Sharks that eat sharks: opportunistic predation by wobbegongs

Ceccarelli, D.M., and Williamson, D.H. (2012) Sharks that eat sharks: opportunistic predation by wobbegongs. Coral Reefs, 31 (2). p. 471.

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Abstract

[Extract] Wobbegong sharks (family Orectolobidae) are demersal ambush predators of benthic invertebrates, cephalopods, teleost fishes, and, in larger species, occasionally other sharks (Compagno 2001; Huveneers et al. 2007). Field observations of predation events are rare on coral reefs, and trophic status is usually assigned using stomach content data from collected specimens (Huveneers et al. 2007).

Item ID: 20273
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1432-0975
Funders: NERP
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 00:50
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060201 Behavioural Ecology @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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