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Hydrobiological Journal
SJR: 0.227 SNIP: 0.575 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v47.i2.50
pages 49-54

Peculiarities of Feeding of Blennius sanguinolentus (Coastal Zone of the Zmeiniy Island, the Black Sea)

F. P. Tkachenko
Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of Sea (UkrSCES), Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, 89, French Boulevard, Odessa 65009, Ukraine; Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Mt Carmel 31905 Haifa, Israel
V. P. Gerasimiuk
Physical-Chemical Institute for Environment and Human Protection of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and NAS of Ukraine, 3 Preobrazhenskaya Str., Odessa 65082, Ukraine; Department of Botany, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, 2 Dvorianskaya Str., Odessa 65026, Ukraine
S. M. Snigirev
Odessa National University Odessa Branch of the South Research Institute of the Marine Fishery and Oceanography


The composition of food allowance of the herbivorous blenny Blennius sanguinolentus, usual in coastal area of the Zmeiniy Island, has been investigated. In the stomach of this fish 21 species of seaweeds (mainly Chlorophyta) and 35 species of diatom algae were found. Seaweeds and colonial diatoms were actively consumed; other algae and their epiphytes were consumed accidentally.