Ontogenetic Dietary Partitioning by Crocodylus johnstoni during the Dry Season

@article{Tucker1996OntogeneticDP,
  title={Ontogenetic Dietary Partitioning by Crocodylus johnstoni during the Dry Season},
  author={A. Tucker and C. Limpus and H. McCallum and K. Mcdonald},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={1996},
  volume={1996},
  pages={978}
}
We examined size-related dietary patterns in a Queensland population of the Australian freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni). In three consecutive dry seasons, we stomach flushed crocodiles (n = 324) to record the numerical frequency and percent occurrence of prey items. Prey included spiders, aquatic insects, terrestrial insects, shrimp, fish, anurans, turtles, snakes, mammals, and birds. The diet of C. johnstoni showed ontogenetic shifts as the cranium broadened and once body size… Expand
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