The food of the myctophid fish, Benthosema glaciale (Reinhardt), from western Norway
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Stomach contents were studied in Benthosema glaciale taken by midwater trawl in a fjord in western Norway. Copepods constitute the most important part of the identifiable stomach contents. Euphausiids were found during all seasons except summer, and more commonly in big than in small fish. The fish feed all the year, but most intensively during spring and summer. They seem to feed more in the evening than during the light hours of the day. The seasonal and diurnal variation in feeding may be related to the availability of food.