Importance of small fishes and invasive crayfish in otter Lutra lutra diet in an English chalk stream
- Publisher: EDP Sciences
Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems
SH1-691 | conservation conflict | otter spraint | Barbus barbus | Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling | angling
The diet composition of the European otter Lutra lutra was assessed using spraint analysis in the Hampshire Avon, a lowland chalk stream in Southern England, over an 18-month period. Small cyprinid fishes were the main prey item taken in all seasons, with bullhead Cottu...