Diet of Leptobotia elongata revealed by stomach content analysis and inferred from stable isotope signatures

  title={Diet of Leptobotia elongata revealed by stomach content analysis and inferred from stable isotope signatures},
  author={Long Li and Qingyi Wei and Ji Ming Wu and Huan Guo Zhang and Yang Liu and Xuefeng Xie},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
The diet of Leptobotia elongata in the Yibin reach of the Yangtze River, China was investigated by stomach content analysis and by stable isotope analysis from muscle. The results of the two methods were agreement. Both stomach contents and isotope analysis indicated that L. elongata fed in spring mainly on plankton, shrimp and fish, and secondarily on benthic invertebrates and aquatic insect larvae. For the stomach content analysis, the diet composition showed significant differences among the… CONTINUE READING
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