Nutritional composition and energetic values of prey species in great cormorant

Yasuaki Niizuma*, Kenji Tsuchiya, Hitomi Kume, Toru Bessyo, Kentaro Kazama

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We measured the nutritional composition and energetic values of 19 prey species of Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo in Chubu, central Japan. Samples were collected during 2005-2012 from several breeding colonies, fish markets, rivers, and the sea near colonies. Lipid content and energetic value (dry mass based) varied widely, from 0.6% and 12.43 kJ/g for red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii to 38.2% and 27.79 kJ/g for whitespotted conger Conger myriaster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy value
  • Fish
  • Great cormorant
  • Nutritional composition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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