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Aurora Castilla, Bieke Vanhooydonek and Alessandro Catenazzi (2008)

Feeding behaviour of the Columbretes lizard Podarcis atrata, in relation to Isopoda (Crustaceae) species: Ligia italica and Armadillo officinalis

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 138(2):146-148.

The lizard Podarcis atrata, endemic to the Columbretes archipelago (Mediterranean, Spain) occupies very small islands characterized by extreme aridity and a reduced availability of potential insect prey. The results of an experimental study have shown that adult lizards offered individuals of Ligia italica and Armadillo officinalis (marine and terrestrial isopods, respectively) consumed at high frequencies; with males consuming them at significantly higher frequencies than females. The results are discussed in light of the importance of the inclusion of marine prey into the diet in and insular ecosystems.

island; intertidal trophic resources; endemic lizard; and zones
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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