The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 02. Diets of Caiman crocodilus yacare from different habitats in the Brazilian Pantantal


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Authors: Sandra Aparecida Santos, Marcelo Stoll Nogueira, Max Silva Pinheiro, Zilca Campos, William E. Magnusson And Guilherme M. Mourao

Abstract: The diet of Caiman crocodilus yacare was investigated during the dry season in different habitats of the Pantanal, Brazil. Stomach contents of 196 animals were analysed by prey class, the total number of prey, and the number of caimans eating each prey type. C. c. yacare ate mostly insects and fish. The caimans' diets differed significantly among habitats but not among caiman size classes.

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