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A method to reconstruct anguilliform fishes from partially digested items
Brischoux, F.; Bonnet, X.; De Crignis, M. (2007). A method to reconstruct anguilliform fishes from partially digested items. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 151(5): 1893-1897. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-007-0626-z
In: Marine Biology. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0025-3162, more
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  • Brischoux, F.
  • Bonnet, X.
  • De Crignis, M.

Abstract
    Estimating the amounts of resources consumed by individuals is important in many studies. For predators, allometric relationships can be used to extrapolate the size of preys from undigested remains found in the stomach and in the faeces. However, such equations are available for a limited number of species. Based on a large sample size gathered in New Caledonia on both predators (sea kraits) and their preys (anguilliform fishes), we provide the first allometric relationships that allow estimating accurately the mass and the size of various anguilliform fish species.

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