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Field-recorded data on the diet of six species of European Hydromantes cave salamanders

  • The availability of data on the feeding habits of species of conservation value may be of great importance to develop analyses for both scientific and management purposes. Stomach flushing is a harmless technique that allowed us to collect extensive data on the feeding habits of six Hydromantes species. Here, we present two datasets originating from a three-year study performed in multiple seasons (spring and autumn) on 19 different populations of cave salamanders. The first dataset contains data of the stomach content of 1,250 salamanders, where 6,010 items were recognized; the second one reports the size of the intact prey items found in the stomachs. These datasets integrate considerably data already available on the diet of the European plethodontid salamanders, being also of potential use for large scale meta-analyses on amphibian diet.

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Author:Enrico LunghiORCiD, Fabio Cianferoni, Filippo Ceccolini, Manuela Mulargia, Roberto Cogoni, Benedetta Barzaghi, Lorenzo Cornago, Domenico Avitabile, Michael Veith, Raoul Manenti, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Claudia Corti
Document Type:Article
Date of completion:2018/06/04
Publishing institution:Universität Trier
Contributing corporation:The publication was funded by the Open Access Fund of Universität Trier and the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Release Date:2018/06/04
GND Keyword:Datensammlung; Höhlensalamander; Mageninhalt; Nahrungsaufnahme
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.83
Source:Scientific Data
Institutes:Fachbereich 6 / Raum- und Umweltwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie

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