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Diet Dynamics Of The Adult Piscivorous Fish Community In Spirit Lake, Iowa, Usa 1995–1997, Hongsheng Liao, Clay L. Pierce, Joe G. Larscheid Sep 2002

Diet Dynamics Of The Adult Piscivorous Fish Community In Spirit Lake, Iowa, Usa 1995–1997, Hongsheng Liao, Clay L. Pierce, Joe G. Larscheid

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Diets of adults of six important piscivorous fish species, black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus, largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides, northern pike Esox lucius, smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieui, walleye Stizostedion vitreum, and yellow perch Perca flavescens were quantified in Spirit Lake, Iowa, USA from May to October in 1995–1997. Forty-one prey taxa were found in the diets of these species, including 19 species of fish. The most important prey taxa overall were yellow perch, amphipods and dipterans. Diets of northern pike and walleye were dominated by yellow perch. Largemouth bass diets included large percentages of both yellow perch and black bullhead Ameiurus ...


Diet Dynamics Of The Juvenile Piscivorous Fish Community In Spirit Lake, Iowa, Usa, 1997–1998, M. E. Pelham, Clay L. Pierce, Joe G. Larscheid Dec 2001

Diet Dynamics Of The Juvenile Piscivorous Fish Community In Spirit Lake, Iowa, Usa, 1997–1998, M. E. Pelham, Clay L. Pierce, Joe G. Larscheid

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We assessed temporal dynamics and variation among species and age-classes in the diets of age 0 and age 1 piscivorous fish species in Spirit Lake, Iowa, USA during 1997 and 1998. Species included walleye Stizostedion vitreum, yellow perch Perca flavescens, smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieui, largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides, black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus and white bassMorone chrysops. Thirty taxa were identified in diets, including 12 species of fish. We found dramatic differences in diets among species, among age-classes within species and over time. Walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass were piscivorous at age 0. Black crappie began piscivory ...