Growth and diet of Bothus podas (Pisces: Bothidae) in the Central Mediterranean Sea
P. Schintu, M. Passariello, A. Belluscio and G.D. Ardizzone
Bothus podas is examined from six trawl surveys made in the Central Mediterranean Sea. For the whole sample the growth parameters are L∞ = 175 mm, K = 0.498 and t0 = -0.71. The analyses of gastric content showed Crustaceans, Polychaetes, Gastropods and Bivalves as being the main diet of Bothus podas, with a constant predator activity during the examined seasons.