The food of coarse fish

Hartley, P.H.T. (1940) The food of coarse fish. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, 33pp. (FBA Scientific Publications,3)

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Remarkably little has been published on the feeding habits of the non-salmonid fishes of British fresh waters. The following report briefly summarizes the results obtained from the examination of the stomach contents of some 2,700 fish, belonging to 19 species, which were obtained during 1939. The results of all examinations of gut contents were analysed, species by species, upon a simple basis of the presence of different types of food. Foodstuffs were divided up into six main categories— fish, molluscs, insects, crustaceans, higher plants together with filamentous algae, and diatoms—and the occurrence of members of any of these categories was recorded for each fish.

Item Type: Book
Title: The food of coarse fish
Personal Creator/Author:
Hartley, P.H.T.
Title of Book: Assessing the biological quality of freswaters: RIVPACS and other techniques
Refereed: No
Series Name: FBA Scientific Publications
Number: 3
Number of Pages: 33
Page Range: pp. 315-322
Date: 1940
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coarse fish;Feeding;Feeding behaviour;Fishery surveys;Food organisms;Gutting; England
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 5344
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 12:00
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:02
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