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Diet

2002

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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

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Publications

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 ...