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Title: Observations on the predation behaviour of the otter Lutra lutra in NE Spain

Creator:

Ruiz-Olmo, J.

Date issued/created:

1995

Resource type:

Text

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

Adult and sub-adult otters Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) caugh and consumed 3.36 prey (fish) per hour (n=32 captures). This represents 273.8 g of wet mass/h of activity outside the rest sites. (10.5-13.1% of the day) and it is enough to get their daily needs. Otters ate the pray without hiding on average (n=93) 0.46 m from the bank (up to 3.9 m) and 0.25 m above water level (up to 2.05 m). Prey weighing less than 150-200 g were consumed entirely, for this reason prey remains are very rare (except large trout, American crayfish and gravide cyprond females). Unpleasant tasting or toxic parts and sharp or wide parts of the bones, scales, teeth, claws, heads or leggs in large prey were not eaten.

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

40

Issue:

2

Start page:

175

End page:

180

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:12342 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.95-18

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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