Food Composition of the Snake-Eyed Lizard, Ophisops elegans Ménétriés, 1832 (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) from Gökçeada (Imbros), Turkey

Cemal Varol Tok1, Sultan Parlak1, Kerim Çiçek2*
 
1 – Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, 17100, Çanakkale, TURKEY
2 - Ege University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Section of Zoology, TR-35100, Bornova, Izmir, TURKEY
*Corresponding author: kerim.cicek@hotmail.com or kerim.cicek@ege.edu.tr
 
Abstract. The study presents data on the food composition of the snake-eyed lizard (Ophisops elegans), from Gökçeada (Imbros), Çanakkale, Turkey. A total of 94 preys were determined in the digestive systems of 20 individuals (10 males, 10 females) examined in the study. Insects (67%) constitute most of its food composition. Major prey groups in the food composition are included in Aranea (13%), Lepidoptera (13%), Coleoptera (19%), and Homoptera (20%) in numeric proportion. No significant difference was observed between sexes considering food composition.
 
Key words: Snake-eyed lizard, Lacertidae, Fecundity, Food composition, Turkey.
 

Ecologia Balkanica, 2016, vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 73-77
Article № eb.16109, ICID: 1207900, [Full text - PDF]pdf

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