Feeding Ecology and Energy consumption of Japanese sea-bass

Tomohiko Mori

Japanese sea-bass, Lateolabrax japonicus, is one of the most popular game fish in Japan. Some of them grow up until 1 m, therefore, they are top predator in coastal water. Field work, it is a good time for me, because I can play game fishing with artificial gear (lure fishing). I am investigating the behavioral ecology, especially feeding behavior (what factor does affect to feeding behavior ?), and estimating energy expenditure (how many prey does sea-bass need ?).

Experiment of swimming tunnel


Refereed publications

Tomohiko Mori, Naoyuki Miyata, Jun Aoyama, Yasuaki Niizuma and Katsufumi Sato(2015) Estimation of metabolic rate from activity measured by recordes deployed on Japanese sea bass Lateolabrax japonicus. Fisheries science 81:871-882