Food Habits of Sand Seatrout in Barataria Bay, Louisiana

Food habits of 591 sand seatrout (Cynoscion arenarius) (Ginsburg) from Barataria Bay, Louisiana, were characterized. Overall, fishes and crustaceans were the most important food organisms. Mysid shrimp were dominant food items in sand seatrout <100 mm whereas bay anchovy and brown shrimp were predominate in the larger fish. Sand seatrout generally preyed upon a relatively small number of species or taxonomic groups.

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