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PREY OF THE BROAD-BANDED WATERSNAKE (NERODIA FASCIATA) AND THE DIAMONDBACK WATERSNAKE (NERODIA RHOMBIFER)

Paul M. Hampton, Nicholas Haertle, Schuyler F. Dartez and Carolina Monteiro
The Southwestern Naturalist
Vol. 54, No. 4 (DECEMBER 2009), pp. 521-523
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40588591
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PREY OF THE BROAD-BANDED WATERSNAKE
              (NERODIA FASCIATA)
              AND THE DIAMONDBACK WATERSNAKE
              (NERODIA RHOMBIFER)
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Abstract

Stomach contents of Nerodia fasdata and Nerodia rhombifer from Louisiana and Texas were examined by either palpation or dissection. Recovered prey included one new prey item (Siren intermedia) for N. fasdata and one (Arius felis) for N. rhombifer. Prey:predator ratios of mass and total size of meals are reported. Contenidos del estómago de Nerodia fasdata y Nerodia rhombifer de Louisiana y de Texas fueron examinados por medio de palpación o disección. Las presas recuperadas incluyeron una nueva presa (Siren intermedia) para N. fasdata y otra (Arius felis) para N. rhombifer. También se reportan las proporciones de masa presas:depredadores y el tamaño total de las comidas.

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