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Mason, Diane L.

Works: 4 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 88 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: SH11.A2,
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Most widely held works by Diane L Mason
Food and gastrointestinal parasites of dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus, collected along the southeastern and Gulf coasts of the United States by Charles S Manooch( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food and gastrointestinal parasites of dolphin Coryphaena hippurus collected along the Southeastern and gulf coasts of the United States by Charles S Manooch( )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A total of 2, 632 dolphin Coryphaena hippurus, 250 to 1, 530 millimeters fork length (FL), were captured by hook and line off the southeastern United States and from the Gulf of Mexico in 1980 and 1981. Eighty-four percent (2, 219) of the stomachs contained ingested materials consisting of 13, 383 individual items, displacing 57, 648 milliliters, and representing 248 different categories. Fishes occurred in 77.6% of the stomachs, invertebrates in 27.5% and miscellaneous items (Sargassum, tar balls, plastics, etc.) in 50.6%. Much of the material indicated that dolphin frequently feed at the surface and ingest fishes, crustaceans, insects, plants, and inorganic items that are associated with floating Sargassum. Index of relative importance (IRI) revealed unidentified fish, balistids, crustaceans. carangids, exocoetids, teuthidiEs (squids), syngnathids, coryphaenids, stomatopods, and diodontids as the 10 most important foods in the diet. Sargassum, which occurred in 48.6% of the stomachs, was considered to be consumed incidental to normal foods. The diets differed with size of dolphin (8 size classes), area of collection (10 areas), and season (4 seasons). The ascaridoid nematode Hysterothylacium pelagicum sp. n. and an unidentified digenetic trematode were found in the digestive tracs. Nematodes were far more numerous and occurred more frequently than did trematodes. Infestation rate seemed to be more associated with size of dolphim than with season or area of collection
Growth character of mutton snapper along the east coast of Florida by Diane L Mason( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age, growth and mortality of lane snapper from Southern Florida by Charles S Manooch( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.84 (from 0.00 for Food and g ... to 1.00 for Growth cha ...)