The diet and infection of fishes in Cavendish Dock, Barrow-in-Furness
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 150, Issue 2, pages 183–197, October 1966
How to Cite
Markowski, S. (1966), The diet and infection of fishes in Cavendish Dock, Barrow-in-Furness. Journal of Zoology, 150: 183–197. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1966.tb03003.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 10 May 1966
Some 934 fishes belonging to ten species were examined in Cavendish Dock, Walney Channel and in the River Duddon in order to study their diet and infection.
Because of the limited number of food species occurring in Cavendish Dock, the diet of fishes examined is similar and composed of twelve different species.
The diet of the flounders in Walney Channel differs markedly from those in the dock.
The infection with parasitic worms of fishes in Cavendish Dock is lower than in other localities.
Fifteen different species of parasitic worms belonging to Trematoda, Cestoda, Nematoda and Acanthocephala were recorded in fishes examined.
Salinity of the dock water influences the composition of the diet and infection of fishes in Cavendish Dock. Raised temperature and salinity are artificially introduced by human activities, and beiig controllable, could serve for experimental ecological investigations in