Food habits of the Lycian Salamander, Lyciasalamandra fazilae (Basoglu and Atatur, 1974): Preliminary data on Dalyan population


Cicek K., Tok C. V. , Mermer A., Tosunoglu M., Ayaz D.

NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.3, no.1, pp.1-8, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8

Abstract

We analyzed stomach contents of 21 (13 (3,3, 8 female female) adult Lycian salamanders, Lyciasalaniandra fazilae, inhabiting Go)kbel and iztuzu, south of Dalyan (Koycegiz, Mugla). Although various terrestrial invertebrates constitute the diet of the salamander, larvae and adult beetles (39.61%), centipedes (16.88%) are the most important food groups. Lyciasalaniandra fazilae is an active predator capable of changing its feeding regime in proportion to the species richness within its habitat.