Food Habits of American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in East Texas

  title={Food Habits of American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in East Texas},
  author={D. Saalfeld and W. Conway and Gary E. Calkins},
  • D. Saalfeld, W. Conway, Gary E. Calkins
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Abstract American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) food habit data are important when establishing management strategies, as diet can directly influence growth rates, body condition, behavior, and reproduction. Diets of American Alligators are hypothesized to vary among habitats as well as geographically; however, few diet studies have been conducted outside of Florida and Louisiana. To address this information gap, 62 diet samples were obtained from alligators ranging in size from 94.7… CONTINUE READING
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