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Prey types that contributed at least 1% of the diet of Hiodon spp.
In the current study, few differences in prey use by age-0 freshwater drum and Hiodon spp.
Given that Diptera larvae, predominately chironomid larvae, tend to numerically dominate invertebrate communities in newly inundated (<1 mo) lotic habitats, one would expect higher abundances of this prey source in mainstem SWHs as they maintain greater hydrological connection than some chutes (Galat et al., 1998; Gosch et al., 2014), From our findings it appears freshwater drum actively select for chironomid larvae, whereas Hiodon spp.
3.--Proportions of each individual prey type consumed by larval Hiodon spp.
Table 1.--Mean total length (milt) of freshwater drum and Hiodon spp.
Although a detailed discussion of the relationships between the four osteoglossomorph families (see above) is beyond the main scope of the present work, it is worthy to note that in the majority (66%) of the most parsimonious trees obtained Hiodon appears as the sister-group of the clade including the other osteoglossomorphs examined (Fig.
Taverne (1972, 1977b, 1978) stated that in the osteoglossomorphs Hiodon, Xenomystus and Mormyrus there is no "process of the posttemporal for the intercalar" (that is, there is no ossification of the ligament mentioned in the present character).
[1] Such a peculiar configuration of the posttemporal is only found in the specimens examined of the osteoglossomorph genera Hiodon, Xenomystus and Mormyrus (see e.g.
elopomorph fishes such as Elops, Megalops and Albula and osteoglossomorph fishes such as Hiodon and Mormyrus, in which the mesocoracoid arch articulates ventrally with the coracoid and/ or scapula and, thus, in which this arch has some mobility in relation to these latter bones (e.g.
It should be noted that, despite being poorly developed, there is a maxillary articulatory facet for the autopalatine/ dermopalatine in the specimens examined of the osteoglossomorph genera Hiodon, Pantodon and Xenomystus (it was however not possible to discern if this is also the case, or not, in the Mormyrus specimens dissected).
According to authors such as Nelson (1973) and Hilton in Hiodon the retroarticulars are fused with the angulars, but this is seemingly not always the case, since the Hiodon specimens illustrated by Arratia (1997: fig.