An incident of predation on queen conch, Strombus gigas L. (Mollusca, Strombidae), by Atlantic permit, Trachinotus falcatus L. (Pisces, Carangidae)


  • D. E. Jory

    1. University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Division of Biology and Living Resources, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, U.S.A.
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Atlantic permits were observed to break up and eat juvenile queen conches in an aquarium. It is suggested that this may occur in the wild more commonly than reported and may pose a threat to some conch seeding programmes.