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Evidence for feeding on seabirds by the Southern Ocean ommastrephid squid Todarodes filippovae

Jackson, GD, Pethybridge, HR and Virtue, P ORCID: 0000-0002-9870-1256 2021 , 'Evidence for feeding on seabirds by the Southern Ocean ommastrephid squid Todarodes filippovae' , American Malacological Bulletin, vol. 38, no. 2 , pp. 98-101 , doi: 10.4003/006.038.0204.

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Abstract

A unique and rare event of consumption of a seabird (aviphagy) was recorded for a Southern Ocean squid in Australian waters.Petrel remains were identified in the stomach contents of a large (518 mm Mantle Length, 3.4 kg) female ommastrephid squid, Todarodesfilippovae (Adam 1975) captured off the southern coast of Tasmania, Australia. The remains were identified as to being from either a fairyprion Pachyptila turtur or white-faced storm petrel Pelagodroma marina. This unique observation expands the evidence for aviphagy recordedin other cephalopods to now include squid.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Jackson, GD and Pethybridge, HR and Virtue, P
Keywords: seabirds, Southern Ocean, ommastrephid squid, Todarodes filippova, aviphagy, predation, petrel, stomach contentse
Journal or Publication Title: American Malacological Bulletin
Publisher: Amer Malacological Soc
ISSN: 0740-2783
DOI / ID Number: 10.4003/006.038.0204
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