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Jellyfish as Prey: Frequency of Predation and Selective Foraging of Boops boops (Vertebrata, Actinopterygii) on the Mauve Stinger Pelagia noctiluca (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa)

  • Giacomo Milisenda equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Giacomo Milisenda, Sara Rosa

    giacomo.milisenda@unisalento.it (GM); stefano.piraino@unisalento.it (SP)

    Affiliations: Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare (CoNISMa), Rome, Italy

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  • Sara Rosa equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Giacomo Milisenda, Sara Rosa

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Biology and Marine Ecology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

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  • Veronica L. Fuentes,

    Affiliation: Institut de Ciencies del Mar-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Ferdinando Boero,

    Affiliations: Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare (CoNISMa), Rome, Italy, Institute of Marine Sciences, National Research Council (ISMAR-CNR), Genoa, Italy

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  • Letterio Guglielmo,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Biology and Marine Ecology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

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  • Jennifer E. Purcell,

    Affiliations: Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare (CoNISMa), Rome, Italy, Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University, Anacortes, Washington, United States of America

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  • Stefano Piraino mail

    giacomo.milisenda@unisalento.it (GM); stefano.piraino@unisalento.it (SP)

    Affiliations: Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare (CoNISMa), Rome, Italy

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  • Published: April 11, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094600

About the Authors

Giacomo Milisenda, Ferdinando Boero, Stefano Piraino
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Giacomo Milisenda, Ferdinando Boero, Jennifer E. Purcell, Stefano Piraino
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare (CoNISMa), Rome, Italy
Sara Rosa, Letterio Guglielmo
Department of Animal Biology and Marine Ecology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Veronica L. Fuentes
Institut de Ciencies del Mar-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Ferdinando Boero
Institute of Marine Sciences, National Research Council (ISMAR-CNR), Genoa, Italy
Jennifer E. Purcell
Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University, Anacortes, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GM SR VLF. Performed the experiments: GM SR. Analyzed the data: GM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SP LG. Wrote the paper: GM JEP SP FB.