Predatorprey information

Known prey of crested tern (Sterna bergii) (Harris and Last 1982). Undistinguished species of this Family are known prey of Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusil-lus doriferus) (Gales and Pemberton 1994, Hume et al. 2004), New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsterii) (Lake 1997), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) (Gales et al. 1992), little penguin (Eudyptula minor) (Gales and Pemberton 1990), short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) (Montague et al. 1984), black-faced shag (Leucocarbo fuscescens), pied cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius) and white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) (Marchant and Higgins 1990).

Otoliths of Acanthaluteres spilomelanurus from fish of 25 mm and 54 mm SL, figures a and b, respectively. Two otoliths have been included to illustrate changes with ontogeny. (Notes: Some debris is present on the surface of otolith a. Scale bar used is 0.1 mm.)

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