Trophic strategies of 3,020 marine organisms as a function of length

Range Table - link cm
Organism Biosphere
Reference Andersen KH et al., Characteristic Sizes of Life in the Oceans, from Bacteria to Whales. Ann Rev Mar Sci. 2016 8: 217-41. doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-122414-034144 p.225 figure 4cPubMed ID26163011
Comments P.224 bottom paragraph: "A compilation of the dominant trophic strategies according to size largely confirms the theoretical predictions while also highlighting the large overlap in the size range between phototrophs, mixotrophs, and small heterotrophs (Figure 4c). The overlap reflects that the compilation is based on observations from various environmental conditions, which, as demonstrated above, create a significant variation in the transition sizes where one trophic strategy gives a higher yield than another strategy." See note beneath figure
Entered by Uri M
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