A morphological and functional basis for maximum prey size in piscivorous fishes

  title={A morphological and functional basis for maximum prey size in piscivorous fishes},
  author={Michalis Mihalitsis and David R. Bellwood},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Fish predation is important in shaping populations and community structure in aquatic systems. These predator-prey interactions can be influenced by environmental, behavioural and morphological factors. Morphological constraints influence the feeding performance of species, and interspecific differences can thus affect patterns of resource use. For piscivorous fishes that swallow prey whole, feeding performance has traditionally been linked to three key morphological constraints: oral gape… 

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