Importance of small fishes and invasive crayfish in otter Lutra lutra diet in an English chalk stream

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Britton, J.R. ; Berry, M. ; Sewell, S. ; Lees, C. ; Reading, P. (2017)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
  • Journal: Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (issn: 1961-9502)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1051/kmae/2017004
  • Subject: 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... View more
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