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Food and feeding of Amphiesma stolatum (Linnaeus 1758).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12018606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The food and feeding behaviour of Amphiesma stolatum was studied. A total of 117 snakes were examined to analyse the diet composition. Ten live snakes were maintained in enclosure for evaluating the feeding habit, choice of food and rate of assimilation. The anurans constituted the major diet of the food spectrum. In captivity, fishes (fry), amphibians and reptiles were consumed by the snakes. A. stolatum exihibited Elaphe type of hunting behaviour. In most cases the snake struck the prey at its head. The assimilation rate with frog was highest.
Authors:
M Baruah; M Das; S Sengupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental biology / Academy of Environmental Biology, India     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0254-8704     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Biol     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-20     Completed Date:  2002-06-18     Revised Date:  2009-03-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300544     Medline TA:  J Environ Biol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Zoology Department, Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati, Assam, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amphibians
Animals
Colubridae*
Diet*
Feeding Behavior*
Fishes
Reptiles

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