Piscivory by the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus): Evidence from the laboratory and salt marshes

@inproceedings{Able2007PiscivoryBT,
  title={Piscivory by the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus): Evidence from the laboratory and salt marshes},
  author={Kenneth W. Able and Stacy M. Hagan and Katie Kovitvongsa and Steven A Brown and Jennifer C. Lamonaca},
  year={2007}
}
While piscivory is common in many fishes, there are few accounts for the fundulid, Fundulus heteroclitus (mummichog). We suspected that this species might be involved in several forms of piscivory including predation, cannibalism and scavenging. To evaluate these possibilities we conducted several laboratory experiments and field observations in its primary habitat, salt marshes. We found that digestion of larvae and small juveniles of F. heteroclitus was fast (b1 h) and this makes detection of… CONTINUE READING
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