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Note about the feeding of a Triturus cristatus population from Sustiu (Bihor county, Romania)

Author(s): Alfred St. CICORT-LUCACIU | Letitia BOGDAN | Annamaria TOTH | Iuliu ORBAN | Olivia BABUTA

Journal: Analele Universitatii din Oradea, Fascicula Biologie
ISSN 1224-5119

Volume: TOM XIII;
Start page: 24;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: feeding | Triturus cristatus | prey taxa | seasonality

The Triturus cristatus population from Şuştiu has optimal feeding conditions, all the individuals having stomach contents. The newts had consumed diverse preys belonging to several prey taxa as well as vegetal remains, shed-skins and eggs. The feeding of the individuals of the two sexes is different, females feeding more intensively but less diversified than males. It seems that in this case the two sexes use different strategies to obtain the preys.
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