conodont

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conodont

[′kän·ə‚dänt]
(paleontology)
A minute, toothlike microfossil, composed of translucent amber-brown, fibrous or lamellar calcium phosphate; taxonomic identity is controversial.
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(1985), reportaron las abundancias de Narcine brasiliensis y de Conodon nobilis muy bajas, comparandose con los datos obtenidos en este trabajo.
bancroftii percellens venezuelae guttata Especies presa %N %FA %N %FA %N %FA %N Crustaceos Callianassidae 29,5 19,6 65,0 24,4 Caridae 5,3 1,4 Penaeidae 11,0 9,8 71,2 89,0 20,0 Hippolitidae 20,0 Sicyoniidae 1,7 0,98 Palaemonidae 0,8 0,98 Portunidae 10,0 9,8 10,0 4,4 53,3 Squillidae 1,0 1,2 6,7 Platyischnopidae 7,0 3,6 Anelidos Terebellidae 0,8 0,9 Eunicidae 12,1 7,84 Sipunculidos Sipunculidae 42,6 40,6 13,2 2,94 Teleosteos Haemulidae 2,0 2,0 Conodon sp.1 Haemulidae 1,0 1,0 Conodon sp.
First record of the armed grunt, Conodon serrifer (Haemulaide), in southern California.
14 Pargos Conodon nobilis, Haemulon bonariense, Haemulon plumieri, Lachnolaimus maximus, Lutjanus analis, Lutjanus bucanela, L.
brasiliensis 2, Isopisthus parvipinnis (Cuvier), Oligoplites saurus (Bloch and Schneider) and the taxon Clupeidae juveniles were captured only in daylight samples, whilst Mugil platanus Gunther, Chirocentrodum bleekerianus (Poey), Pomadasys ramosus (Poey), Cynoscion leiarchus (Cuvier), Stellifer rastrifer (Jordan), Sphoeroides testudineus (Linnaeus), Pelona harroweri (Fowler), Mugil sp., Conodon nobilis (Linnaeus), Prionotus nudigula Ginsburg and Synodus foetens (Linnaeus) were captured exclusively at night-time (Table 1).