A note on the significance of larger bivalve molluscs (Anodonta spp. and Dreissena sp.) in the food of the eel (Anguilla anguilla) in Tjeukemeer

  • H. W. de Nie
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 11)


The stomach contents of 517 eels were analysed during 1979. In that particular year the diet consisted predominantly of chironomids, but large bivalve molluscs were of secondary importance. The meaning of this observation is discussed in relation to food conditions and the food preference of the eel.


feeding relations Anodonta Dreissena Anguilla anguilla eutrophic lake 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. W. de Nie
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  1. 1.Tjeukemeer LaboratoryLimnological InstituteOosterzeeThe Netherlands

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