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

  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},
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
6 Citations
75 References
Similar Papers


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 75 references

Gut contents of common mummichogs, Fundulus heteroclitus L., in a restored impounded marsh and in natural reference marshes

  • E. A. Allen, P. E. Fell, M. A. Peck, J. A. Gieg, C. R. Guthke, M. D. Newkirk
  • Estuaries
  • 1994
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Growth and mortality in successive cohorts of fish larvae within an estuarine nursery

  • R. T. Kneib
  • Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser
  • 1993
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Tidal and diurnal influence on food consumption of a salt marsh killifish Fundulus heteroclitus

  • S. B. Weisburg, R. Whalen, V. A. Lotrich
  • Mar. Biol
  • 1981
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Diet composition of mummichogs, Fundulus heteroclitus, from restoring and unrestricted regions of a New England (U.S.A.) salt marsh

  • M. J. James-Pirri, K. B. Raposa, J. C. Catena
  • Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci
  • 2001
Highly Influential
2 Excerpts

Nutrient and energy transport between estuaries and coastal marine ecosystems by fish

  • L. A. Deegan
  • migration. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci
  • 1993
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Gastric evacuation rates and daily ration of piscivorous coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutchWalbaum

  • R. T. Ruggerone
  • J. Fish Biol
  • 1989
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…