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The dominant prey of winter flounder, with respect to the %IRI, were amphipods, harpacticoid and calanoid copepods, polychaetes, bivalves (e.
Increased vulnerability of amphipods to predation owing to altered behavior induced by larval acan-thocephalans.
Eight groups accounted for 95% of total abundance both in January (copepods, chaetognaths, euphausiids, amphipods, polychaetes, pteropods, fish larvae and decapods) and May (copepods, amphipods, chaetognaths, euphausiids, decapods, pteropods, fish larvae and gasteropods).
The feeding habits of shredders such as amphipods are dependent upon the quantity, timing, and quality of organic debris input into the stream (Anderson and Sedell, 1979; FeRoy and Marks, 2006).
The numerically dominant epifauna collected from clam nets in Virginia were amphipods Gammarus mucronatus (Say, 1818) and Melita sp.
E Brunton confirmed identifications of euphausiids, and EL Bousfield and CT Shih identified the amphipods.
I gave the species name 'lemarete' to one of the amphipods because it translates from Greek to 'bold and excellent', which is the motto on Roger Bamber's coat of arms.
They never caught a fish, but they did nab some of the amphipods.
After five muddy, tiring, exasperating trips that winter, the pair finally found full pools with hundreds of amphipods.
As well as documenting new species, the team brought back incredible footage of the first supergiant amphipods ever to be filmed alive - showing the crustaceans swimming, feeding and fending off would-be predators with their large body size and protective tails.
Lake Nhlange had a community dominated by polychaetes, chironomid larvae, amphipods and the bivalve Brachidontes virgiliae (Barnard, 1964).