Fundamental aspects of the feeding of the amphipod Gammarus (R.) balcanicus (Crustacea, Amphipoda). [Translation from: Nauchn.Dokl.vyssh.Shkoly (Biol.Nauk) 1970(7) 12-16, 1970]

Lubyanov, I. P. and Zubchenko, I. A (1975) Fundamental aspects of the feeding of the amphipod Gammarus (R.) balcanicus (Crustacea, Amphipoda). [Translation from: Nauchn.Dokl.vyssh.Shkoly (Biol.Nauk) 1970(7) 12-16, 1970]. Windermere, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, (FBA Translations (New Series), 86)

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Abstract

The amphipods are major food items for many commercial fishes, and they are used as protein food for agricultural animals. In the present paper are presented the results of four-year observations on the feeding of Gammarus balcanicus in nature and in an aquarium. Among the studied aspects were the dependence of daily food ration on sex and physiological state (with and without eggs) and feeding on different kinds of plant food. The study concludes that Gammarus balcanicus willingly feed on soft half-decayed plant residues; into their ration also enters food of animal origin. In contrast to other amphipods, G. balcanicus eats representatives of its own species very rarely, and only dead or immobile ones.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Fundamental aspects of the feeding of the amphipod Gammarus (R.) balcanicus (Crustacea, Amphipoda). [Translation from: Nauchn.Dokl.vyssh.Shkoly (Biol.Nauk) 1970(7) 12-16, 1970]
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Lubyanov, I. P.
Zubchenko, I. A
Series Name: FBA Translations (New Series)
Number: 86
Date: 1975
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Windermere, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Additional Information: Translated from Russian into English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater crustaceans; Feeding; Feeding behaviour; Feeding experiments; Food composition; Experimental research; Gammarus balcanicus
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 4870
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2011 20:04
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:47
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4870

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