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Title:

The food of otters Lutra lutra in different habitats in Hungary

Creator:

Kemenes, I. ; Nechay, G.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1990

Description:

The diet of otters was studied by the method of spraint analysis. Remains of over 800 prey items were found in 270 spraints. Among these the proportion of fish was over 80%. We found no preference for any particular species of fish but small or medium-sized specimens were the most frequent in the diet. The composition of the otter's diet may reflect that of the fish stock in a particular pond or lake rather than selective predation. Nearly half of the consumed fish were considered as economically unimportant and about 20% of them were classed as economical pests.

Subject and Keywords:

diet ; different habitats ; food composition ; Hungary ; Lutra lutra ; prey selection ; spraint analysis ; wydra ; pokarm ; dieta ; skład pokarmu

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

35

Issue:

1-2

Start page:

17

End page:

24

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.90-3

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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