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Table 4 Local Knowledge on the diet of Epinephelus marginatus in the coast of Brazila, b

From: Ecology and ethnoecology of dusky grouper [garoupa, Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834)] along the coast of Brazil

Food Item Copacabana Itaipu Pântano do Sul Porto Sauípe Itacimirim Total
Algae 1     1 2
Anchovy    7    7
Anything 2   3 1 1 7
Bonito 1 3 7    11
Crabs    2 2   4
Crustacean 4 1     5
Deteriorated fish/meat 2 1 1    4
Fish 5 2 8 22 7 44
Lobster     1   1
Meat 1      1
Mouse/snake    1    1
Octopus 2   2 1   5
Sardine 10 7 8 1 1 27
Shrimp 3   2 1 1 7
Small mollusks 2      2
Squid 4 5 9   1 19
Does not know     2 2 4
N 23 12 23 22 12 92
  1. aCopacabana and Itaipu (Rio de Janeiro), Pântano do Sul (Florianópolis, Santa Catarina), and Itacimirim and Porto Sauípe (Bahia)
  2. bBased on interviews showing 38 fish pictures, including Epinephelus marginatus.