Title

Diet of the Leatherside Chub, Snyderichthys copei, in the Fall

Keywords

fish, Great Basin, diet, foraging, competition

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2004-8

Publisher

Western North American Naturalist

Language

English

College

Life Sciences

Department

Biology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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