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Floating nurseries? Scyphozoan jellyfish, their food and their rich symbiotic fauna in a tropical estuary

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Floating nurseries? Scyphozoan jellyfish, their food and their rich symbiotic fauna in a tropical estuary https://t.co/HuykqtVj04
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Supplemental Information

Abundance of prey items in gut contents of Stomolophus meleagris

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26497v1/supp-1

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

José M Riascos conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Willington Aguirre conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, contributed traditional knowledge about local populations of jellyfish in the study area.

Charlotte Hopfe performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Diego Morales performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Ángela Navarrete performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

José Tavera analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, identified fish species.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The primary goal of this research involved jellyfish alone. During the course of the field work, fish, and a cephalopod associated to jellyfish were incidentally caught. Associated animals were deposited in the scientific collection of marine biology at Universidad del Valle

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales, Permiso Marco Res_1070_28-08-2015. Permission to collect wild species for scientific purposes, granted to Universidad del Valle

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Raw data are provided in the Supplemental Materials.

Funding

Funding for this research was provided by Universidad del Valle. This research was supported by a scholarship to JMR by the Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Colciencias) - Programa “Tiempo de Volver”. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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