Observations on food habits of larval fishes in a southeastern (usa) floodplain wetland

Michael J. Chimney, Michael H. Paller

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Larval fishes from a southeastern (USA) floodplain wetland consumed a variety of prey items, and the diets suggested that some larvae grazed the auf-wuchs/benthic communities. Low diet overlap between centrarchids and cyprinids was attributed to differences in prey selection or utilization of different microhabitats. We speculate that either mechanism reduces interspecific competition for food.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-521
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Freshwater Ecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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