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First Observation of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) As a Prey for Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) in Gediz Delta Ramsar Area (İzmir Turkey)

Year 2017, Volume: 3 Issue: 3, 187 - 188, 29.12.2017
https://doi.org/10.17216/limnofish.324047

Abstract

In this study, a European
eel (Anguilla anguilla L. 1758) was found in stomach content of a drake
mallard (Anas platyrhynchos L. 1758) in Gediz Delta Ramsar Area (Izmir,
Turkey) in spite of there is no fish in the diet of dabbling ducks. With this
new record for Turkey, European eel would be added to the prey list of mallard
as a new species. 

References

  • del Hoyo J, Elliott A, Sargatal J. 1992. Handbook of the birds of the world, Vol 1: Ostrich to ducks. Barcelona:Lynx Edicions 696 p.
  • Krapu, GL, Reinecke KJ. 1992. Foraging ecology and nutrition. In: Batt BDJ, Afton AD, Anderson MG, Ankney CD, Johnson DH, Kadlec JA, Krapu, GL, editors. Ecology and management of breeding waterfowl. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. p. 1–30.
  • Hastie L, Hudson A, Laughton R, Shearer W. 2008. The status of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in watercourses of the Cairngorms National Park. Spey Research Trust. 21 p.
  • Hocaoğlu ÖL. 1992. Av Kuşlarımız. Ankara:Orman Bakanlığı Yayın Dairesi Başkanlığı 208 p. [in Turkish]
  • Snow DW, Perrins CM. 1998. The birds of the Western Palaearctic. Concise edition. Vol. 1 and 2. New York:Oxford University Press 1694 p.
  • Swanson GA, Meyer MI, Adomaitis VA. 1985. Foods consumed by breeding mallards on wetlands of south-central North Dakota. J Wildlife Manage. 49(1):197–203. doi:10.2307/3801871
  • Tesch FW. 2003. The eel, 3th ed. Bodmin:Blackwell Science 408 p.

Avrupa yılan balığı (Anguilla anguilla) nın Gediz deltası Ramsar alanında (İzmir Türkiye) Yeşilbaş ördek (Anas platyrhynchos) midesinde rastlanması

Year 2017, Volume: 3 Issue: 3, 187 - 188, 29.12.2017
https://doi.org/10.17216/limnofish.324047

Abstract

Yüzücü ördeklerin genellikle
balık yeme özellikleri olmamakla birlikte bu grup ördeklerden en büyüklerinden
biri olan ve Gediz deltası Ramsar alanı civarında avlanan bir yeşilbaş ördeğin
(Anas platyrhynchos L.1758) mide içeriğinde tatlısu yılan balığına (Anguilla
anguilla
L.1758) rastlanmış olup, Türkiye’de gerek ördeğin besin diyetinde
gerekse de yılan balığının tatlısulardaki predatörleri listesine yeni bir tür
eklenmiş olmaktadır. 

References

  • del Hoyo J, Elliott A, Sargatal J. 1992. Handbook of the birds of the world, Vol 1: Ostrich to ducks. Barcelona:Lynx Edicions 696 p.
  • Krapu, GL, Reinecke KJ. 1992. Foraging ecology and nutrition. In: Batt BDJ, Afton AD, Anderson MG, Ankney CD, Johnson DH, Kadlec JA, Krapu, GL, editors. Ecology and management of breeding waterfowl. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. p. 1–30.
  • Hastie L, Hudson A, Laughton R, Shearer W. 2008. The status of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in watercourses of the Cairngorms National Park. Spey Research Trust. 21 p.
  • Hocaoğlu ÖL. 1992. Av Kuşlarımız. Ankara:Orman Bakanlığı Yayın Dairesi Başkanlığı 208 p. [in Turkish]
  • Snow DW, Perrins CM. 1998. The birds of the Western Palaearctic. Concise edition. Vol. 1 and 2. New York:Oxford University Press 1694 p.
  • Swanson GA, Meyer MI, Adomaitis VA. 1985. Foods consumed by breeding mallards on wetlands of south-central North Dakota. J Wildlife Manage. 49(1):197–203. doi:10.2307/3801871
  • Tesch FW. 2003. The eel, 3th ed. Bodmin:Blackwell Science 408 p.

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M. Alp SALMAN 0000-0002-2853-6507

Publication Date December 29, 2017
Published in Issue Year 2017Volume: 3 Issue: 3

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APA SALMAN, M. A. (2017). First Observation of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) As a Prey for Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) in Gediz Delta Ramsar Area (İzmir Turkey). Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research, 3(3), 187-188. https://doi.org/10.17216/limnofish.324047