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dc.contributor.authorLeitão, R.-
dc.contributor.authorMartinho, F.-
dc.contributor.authorNeto, J. M.-
dc.contributor.authorCabral, H.-
dc.contributor.authorMarques, J. C.-
dc.contributor.authorPardal, M. A.-
dc.identifier.citationEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 66:1-2 (2006) 231-239en_US
dc.description.abstractThe feeding ecology, growth and spatial-temporal abundance and distribution of Pomatoschistus microps (Krøyer, 1838) and Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas, 1770) were studied between June 2003 and June 2004, based on beam trawl surveys and macrobenthic samples conducted in the Mondego estuary, Portugal. Polychaetes, molluscs and amphipods were the most important items in the diet of P. microps, while for P. minutus the dominant preys were polychaetes, mysids and decapods. Pomatoschistus microps' recruitment lasted for six months and was composed of three new cohorts per year. Pomatoschistus minutus had an uncommon long reproductive season, from April to November, and population segregation was found, corresponding to the two reproductive peaks. Populations of both species were composed mainly of 0-group individuals with sand gobies presenting a more extended life span. In the Mondego estuary, inter- and intra-specific spatial segregation occurred between the two species and between the 0+ and 1+ age groups of P. microps.en_US
dc.subjectdiet overlapen_US
dc.subjectlife cycleen_US
dc.subjectresource partitioningen_US
dc.subjectMondego estuaryen_US
dc.titleFeeding ecology, population structure and distribution of Pomatoschistus microps (Krøyer, 1838) and Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas, 1770) in a temperate estuary, Portugalen_US
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