Foraging Strategies of the Galapagos Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus Cristatus) : Adapting Behavioral Rules To Ontogenetic Size Change

@article{Wikelski1994ForagingSO,
  title={Foraging Strategies of the Galapagos Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus Cristatus) : Adapting Behavioral Rules To Ontogenetic Size Change},
  author={Martin Wikelski and Fritz Trillmich},
  journal={Behaviour},
  year={1994},
  volume={128},
  pages={255-279}
}
[Ontogenetic development in reptiles entails major changes in size-related foraging options. We studied the changes in foraging behavior of marine iguanas. In this species, size increases about twenty- to hundredfold from hatching to full adult size. The foraging strategy of marine iguanas was studied at Miedo on Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos archipelago. During low tide, large marine iguanas (>250 mm snout vent length (SVL)) foraged more in the lower intertidal than small ones ( 250 mm… 

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