Diet of the Leatherside Chub, Snyderichthys copei, in the Fall
fish, Great Basin, diet, foraging, competition
Diet analysis provides a powerful method for determining a species' role in the community. Potential competitors, potential prey, and the position of a species in the community food web are all determined by what an organism eats (Mittlebach 1994). In addition, a species' diet is often sensitive to specific conditions of the environment (e.g., predators, resource availability; Reinthal 1994). Thus, variation in diets can provide insight about potential competitive interactions and spatial distribution, as well as the effects of invasive species (Breitburg 1994). An understanding of diet may be particularly useful for determining factors affecting declining species.
Original Publication Citation
Bell, A., and M.C. Belk. 2004. Diet of leatherside chub, Snyderichthys copei, in the fall. Western North American Naturalist 64:413-416.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bell, Adrian and Belk, Mark C., "Diet of the Leatherside Chub, Snyderichthys copei, in the Fall" (2004). Faculty Publications. 5479.
Western North American Naturalist
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