Food Habits of Macrochelys temminckii (Alligator Snapping Turtle) from Arkansas and Louisiana

@inproceedings{Elsey2006FoodHO,
  title={Food Habits of Macrochelys temminckii (Alligator Snapping Turtle) from Arkansas and Louisiana},
  author={Ruth M. Elsey},
  year={2006}
}
  • R. Elsey
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Environmental Science
Abstract Food habits of 109 Macrochelys temminckii (Alligator Snapping Turtles) collected from Arkansas and Louisiana were studied by examination of stomach and intestinal tract contents from harvested turtles. There was a positive correlation between the turtle carcass mass and the gastrointestinal tract content mass (r = 0.39106, p < 0.0001). The most commonly occurring prey item was fish, followed by Procambarus clarkii (crawfish), molluscs, turtles, insects, and Myocastor coypus (nutria… 

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