عنوان مقاله [English]
To review the diet of Malabar trevally (Carangoides malabaricus) in the waters north of the Persian Gulf (Bandar Abbas area), fishing gillnet was used for fishing seasonally, from spring 2012 to winter 2012. 188 samples were taken randomly evacuated fishing. Samples of frozen fish were packed in polystyrene and were flown to Tehran and were transferred to the laboratory at the faculty of Marine Science and Technology of Islamic Azad University North Tehran Branch. Stomach contents analysis of 188 samples indicated that the fishes were main food in both females and males of this species %85 and %86 respectively and followed by subsidiary food which included crustaceans, %15 and %14 respectively. Among fishes, Leiognathidae were the main food (%53) , which followed by Engraulidae (%41 ), Mullidae (%3 ) and Gobiidae (%3 ). Among crustaceans, shrimp (%39) and crabs (%61) were found in stomach contents. Statistical analysis on the preference feeding showed no significant difference between male and female fish. This species of fish is considered as low food consumption type and the highest percentage of empty stomach is found in spring and autumn.