File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: The utilization of terrestrial plants as a food source by the fish stock of a gently sloping marginal zone in Plover Cove Reservoir, Hong Kong

TitleThe utilization of terrestrial plants as a food source by the fish stock of a gently sloping marginal zone in Plover Cove Reservoir, Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAllochthonous
Feeding Behaviour
Stomach Contents
Vegetation
Issue Date1983
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0378-1909
Citation
Environmental Biology Of Fishes, 1983, v. 8 n. 1, p. 73-77 How to Cite?
AbstractA study of the feeding habits of the fish stock of a gently sloping marginal zone of Plover Cove Reservoir, Hong Kong, has been carried out. Analysis of the stomach contents of five species of fish revealed that, after a rise in water level which led to the inundation of considerable quantities of terrestrial vegetation, such plants were the major dietary item of the animals collected. This finding was consistent whether the points, occurrence or dominance methods of gut content analysis were used. Additionally, statistical analysis of these data strongly suggested that the fish migrated into the marginal zone to feed upon the flooded material thus raising the possibility that these animals are normally food limited. A discussion of the findings of this study indicated that the fish in Plover Cove Reservoir played an important role as agents of transmission and conversion of the input of allochthonous carbon compounds from the surrounding terrestrial environment. © 1983 Dr W. Junk Publishers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178422
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.404
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.734
ISI Accession Number ID

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorDudgeon, Den_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:47:37Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:47:37Z-
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Biology Of Fishes, 1983, v. 8 n. 1, p. 73-77en_US
dc.identifier.issn0378-1909en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178422-
dc.description.abstractA study of the feeding habits of the fish stock of a gently sloping marginal zone of Plover Cove Reservoir, Hong Kong, has been carried out. Analysis of the stomach contents of five species of fish revealed that, after a rise in water level which led to the inundation of considerable quantities of terrestrial vegetation, such plants were the major dietary item of the animals collected. This finding was consistent whether the points, occurrence or dominance methods of gut content analysis were used. Additionally, statistical analysis of these data strongly suggested that the fish migrated into the marginal zone to feed upon the flooded material thus raising the possibility that these animals are normally food limited. A discussion of the findings of this study indicated that the fish in Plover Cove Reservoir played an important role as agents of transmission and conversion of the input of allochthonous carbon compounds from the surrounding terrestrial environment. © 1983 Dr W. Junk Publishers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0378-1909en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironmental Biology of Fishesen_US
dc.subjectAllochthonousen_US
dc.subjectFeeding Behaviouren_US
dc.subjectStomach Contentsen_US
dc.subjectVegetationen_US
dc.titleThe utilization of terrestrial plants as a food source by the fish stock of a gently sloping marginal zone in Plover Cove Reservoir, Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailDudgeon, D: ddudgeon@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityDudgeon, D=rp00691en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF00004949en_US
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0020665939en_US
dc.identifier.volume8en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage73en_US
dc.identifier.epage77en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1983QS14200009-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridDudgeon, D=7006559840en_US

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats