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Lipid-correction models for δ13C values across small pelagic fishes (Clupeiformes) from the Atlantic Ocean

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The interpretation of δ13C values in trophic ecology requires standardization of the lipid content of organisms estimated through their C:N ratio. To avoid time-consuming lipid extractions, the use of mathematical corrections has been developed for many years, and the conclusions generally point in the direction of species-specific adjustment of the models. This study aimed at defining the maximum taxonomic level required to obtain the best corrected δ13C values in small pelagic fish of the order Clupeiformes. δ13C values of six species were analyzed bulk and lipid-free, and were used to fit and validate linear and mass-balance models at different taxonomic levels. Despite a species effect combined with the C:N ratio effect, the corrected δ13C values produced by a global model for the Clupeiformes were as good as or better when compared to lipid-free samples than those produced by species-specific models, paving the way for possible generalization to other species in this order. At the order level, the linear model outperformed the mass-balance model.
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hal-04305861 , version 1 (24-11-2023)

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Fany Sardenne, Thomas Raynon, Jean Marie Munaron, Carl van der Lingen, O. Sadio, et al.. Lipid-correction models for δ13C values across small pelagic fishes (Clupeiformes) from the Atlantic Ocean. Marine Environmental Research, 2023, 192, pp.106213. ⟨10.1016/j.marenvres.2023.106213⟩. ⟨hal-04305861⟩
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