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Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)

Synonyms: Loligo brevitentaculata; Loligo oualaniensis; Loligo vanikoriensis; Symplectoteuthis oualaniensis

Prey / Diet

Ceratoscopelus warmingii (Warming's lanternfish)[1]
Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)[2]
Hygophum proximum (Firefly lanternfish)[1]
Myctophum lychnobium (Lanternfish)[1]
Onychoteuthis aequimanus[1]
Oplophorus gracilirostris[2]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[1]
Symbolophorus evermanni (Evermann's lanternfish)[1]
Thysanoteuthis rhombus (diamond squid)[2]
Vinciguerria nimbaria (World-wide bristle-mouth fish)[1]


Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)[3]
Anous minutus (Black Noddy)[4]
Chlamydoselachus anguineus (Silk shark)[1]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[5]
Creagrus furcatus (Swallow-tailed Gull)[1]
Fregata minor (Great Frigatebird)[1]
Iago omanensis (Bigeye houndshark)[1]
Kajikia audax (Stripey)[6]
Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)[1]
Kogia sima (Dwarf Sperm Whale)[1]
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)[2]
Onychoprion fuscatus (Sooty Tern)[7]
Phaethon rubricauda (Red-tailed Tropicbird)[8]
Pterodroma phaeopygia (Galapagos Petrel)[9]
Puffinus newelli (Newell's Shearwater)[10]
Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)[11]
Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin)[12]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[1]
Sula sula (Red-footed Booby)[4]
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)[3]
Thysanoteuthis rhombus (diamond squid)[2]
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)[3]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis physeteris <Unverified Name>[13]
Anisakis simplex[13]
Heteronybelinia yamagutii[13]
Monilicaecum metacercaria <Unverified Name>[13]
Nybelinia lingualis[13]
Pelichnibothrium speciosum[13]
Tentacularia coryphaenae[13]



Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 3Forage fauna in the diet of three large pelagic fishes (lancetfish, swordfish and yellowfin tuna) in the western equatorial Indian Ocean, Michel Potier, Francis Marsac, Yves Cherel, Vincent Lucas, Richard Sabatié, Olivier Maury and Frédéric Ménard, Fisheries Research 83 (2007) 60–72 4FEEDING ECOLOGY OF TWO SUBTROPICAL SEABIRD SPECIES AT FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS. HAWAII, Michael P. Seki and Craig S. Harrison, BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE. 45(1): 52-67, 1989 5Olson, Robert J., and Felipe Galvan-Magana. "Food habits and consumption rates of common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) in the eastern Pacific Ocean." Fishery Bulletin 100.2 (2002): 279+. Academic OneFile. Web. 23 July 2010 6Food habits and energy values of prey of striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, off the coast of Mexico, Leonardo A. Abitia-Cardenas, Felipe Galvan-Magaña, Jesus Rodriguez-Romero, Fishery Bulletin 95(2). 1997, p. 360-368 7Comparative foraging ecology and ecological niche of a superabundant tropical seabird: the sooty tern Sterna fuscata in the southwest Indian Ocean, S. Jaquemet, M. Potier, Y. Cherel, J. Kojadinovic, P. Bustamante, P. Richard, T. Catry, J. A. Ramos, M. Le Corre, Mar Biol (2008) 155:505–520 8Seasonal and inter-annual variation in the feeding ecology of a tropical oceanic seabird, the red-tailed tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda, M. Le Corre, Y. Cherel, F. Lagarde, H. Lormée, P. Jouventin, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 255: 289–301, 2003 9FEEDING ECOLOGY OF THE DARK-RUMPED PETREL IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, M. J. Imber, J. B. Cruz, J. S. Grove, R. J. Lavenberg, C. C. Swift, F. Cruz, The Condor 94:437-447 (1992) 10THE PREY OF NEWELL’S SHEARWATER PUFFINUS NEWELLI IN HAWAIIAN WATER, DAVID G. AINLEY, WILLIAM A. WALKER, GREGORY C. SPENCER & NICK D. HOLMES, Marine Ornithology 44: 69–72 (2014) 11Feeding Habits of the Pantropical Spotted Dolphin, Stenella attenuata, off the Eastern Coast of Taiwan, Ming-Chih Wang, William A. Walker, Kwang-Tsao Shao and Lien-Siang Chou, Zoological Studies 42(2): 368-378 (2003) 12DIET OF THE STRIPED DOLPHIN, Stenella coeruleoalba, IN THE EASTERN TROPICAL PACIFIC OCEAN, William F. Perrin, Kelly M. Robertson, and William A. Walker, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS, March 2008 13Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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