2024
DOI: 10.1590/1519-6984.253852
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Trophic ecology of Acestrorhynchus falcirostris Cuvier, 1819 in island lakes on the lower stretch of the Solimões River, Amazon Basin

Abstract: The aim objective of this study was to determine the trophic ecology of juvenile and adult Acestrorhynchus falcirostris during the rising and flood (high-water) period in six island lakes adjacent to the Solimões River. As such, we investigated: i) the trophic position, through the fractional trophic niche; ii) the niche breadth; iii) niche overlap and iv) the food strategy of the species. The specimens were collected during the years 2014 to 2017, using gillnets with mesh sizes ranging from 30 to 120mm betwee… Show more

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“…As with other populations of predatory fish in the Amazon basin, some individuals may show some trophic specialization. In the Rio Negro, some individuals of the predator Acestrorhynchus falcirostris show a diet specialized in the consumption of seasonally abundant prey, while others are more generalist, consuming prey that occurs throughout the year ( Lubich et al, 2024 ). Thus, variable prey availability associated with phenotypic characteristics may drive prey capture, leading to differing degrees of individual specialization ( Cardoso et al, 2019 ).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…As with other populations of predatory fish in the Amazon basin, some individuals may show some trophic specialization. In the Rio Negro, some individuals of the predator Acestrorhynchus falcirostris show a diet specialized in the consumption of seasonally abundant prey, while others are more generalist, consuming prey that occurs throughout the year ( Lubich et al, 2024 ). Thus, variable prey availability associated with phenotypic characteristics may drive prey capture, leading to differing degrees of individual specialization ( Cardoso et al, 2019 ).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%