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Food Intake of the Largemouth Bass


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Title Food Intake of the Largemouth Bass
Creator Lewis, William M Heidinger, Roy C Kirk, William Chapman, Wayne Johnson, Danny
Description During 18 months of electrofishing a sample of 991 adult largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) was taken from Crab Orchard Lake. The stomach contents were removed in the field with a gastroscope. Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) constituted the principal forage fish. Approximately 50% of the bass collected had empty stomachs. As the size of bass increased, the food intake as a percent of body weight decreased. Ninety percent of the bass stomachs contained one food item. When more than one...
Date 1974-04-01T07:00:00Z
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Publisher OpenSIUC

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