Australian Museum Journal The food of trout in New South Wales, 1933–1934

Shortform:
McKeown, 1934, Rec. Aust. Mus. 19(3): 184–213
Author(s):
McKeown, Keith C.
Year published:
1934
Title:
The food of trout in New South Wales, 1933–1934
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
19
Issue:
3
Start page:
184
End page:
213
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.19.1934.699
Language:
English
Date published:
28 September 1934
Cover date:
28 September 1934
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
02 April 2009
Reference number:
699
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (4180kb PDF)

Abstract

This paper contains the results of the investigation into the food of trout in New South Wales carried out during the season 1933-1934, and gives details of the stomach contents of 118 Rainbow Trout (Salmo irideus Gibbons), 27 Brown Trout (Salmo fario Linmeus), and 2 Loch Leven Trout (Salmo levenensis Walker). A preliminary report published in 1934 covered the results of the work carried out ill 1931–1933. This investigation aroused so much interest among anglers and those concerned in the propagation of trout in our streams that the work was carried on throughout the past season, members of the Rod Fishers' Society of New South Wales kindly submitting collections of trout stomachs from time to time. A notable feature of the stomachs examined was the large number of caddis cases found, which numbered 6,648 from 146 fish as against 188 in 1931–1933 from 44 fish. These figures conform very closely to those which have been obtained in New Zealand. ... [etc.]