Publication
Title
Feeding behaviour of the Columbretes lizard **Podarcis atrata**, in relation to **Isopoda** (**Crustaceae**) species: **Ligia italica** and **Armadillo officinalis**
Author
Abstract
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 arid insular ecosystems.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Belgian journal of zoology. - Brussel
Publication
Brussel : 2008
ISSN
0777-6276
Volume/pages
138:2(2008), p. 146-148
ISI
000259302200006
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 28.05.2009
Last edited 18.06.2017
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