Table 1

Summary data on terapontid morphology and diet used in study
Species n SL (mm) IL (mm) RIL (SL/IL) Range % Animal prey Trophic classification
Amniataba caudavittatus 12 (14) 93.9 ± 27.8 85.4 ± 30.6 0.7–0.9 93 Invertivore
Amniataba percoides 28 (48) 110.5 ± 6.8 112.8 ± 15.0 0.8–1.2 44.2 Omnivore
Bidyanus welchi 9 (10) 204.1 ± 25.8 347.2 ± 36.8 1.6–2.2 70 Generalist carnivore
Hannia greenwayi 10 (19) 81.2 ± 25.7 74.0 ± 39.8 0.6–1.2 76.8 Invertivore
Helotes sexlineatus 36 (36) 123.4 ± 26.6 177.3 ± 23.2 1.3–1.7 22 Herbivore
Hephaestus fuliginosus 20 (42) 266.9 ± 23.1 556.3 ± 143.5 1.6–3.5 32.8 Omnivore
Hephaestus carbo 25 (27) 129.2 ± 13.6 126.7 ± 23.0 0.8–1.1 98.6 Invertivore
Hephaestus epirrhinos 3 (3) 223.7 ± 44.7 303.0 ± 93.3 1.2–1.5 80.4 Generalist carnivore
Hephaestus jenkinsi 22 (33) 195.9 ± 30.3 415.7 ± 83.2 1.5–2.8 45.1 Omnivore
Hephaestus transmontanus 20 (20) 76.8 ± 4.17 51.65 ± 5.18 0.6–0.8 99.6 Invertivore
Hephaestus tulliensis 14 (15) 171.5 ± 24.6 439.6 ± 90.5 1.7–3.0 23.3 Omnivore
Leiopotherapon aheneus 18 (25) 50.7 ± 9.7 96.3 ± 39.0 1.2–3.1 31.9 Herbivore
Leiopotherapon unicolor 30 (70) 136.8 ± 15.1 122.6 ± 20.1 0.8–1.2 91.1 Generalist carnivore
Mesopristes argenteus 13 (13) 156.7 ± 33.6 188.2 ± 63.8 0.9–1.4 96.2 Generalist carnivore
Pelates quadrilineatus 7 (7) 112.7 ± 17.0 106.6 ± 15.7 0.9–1.02 99.2 Generalist carnivore
Pelates sexlineatus 16 (16) 94.9 ± 15.2 85.1 ± 17.5 0.8–1.0 98.1 Generalist carnivore
Pelsartia humeralis 2 (2) 153.5 ± 7.78 142 ± 9.9 0.9–0.9 96 Generalist carnivore
Pingalla gilberti 29 (35) 67.5 ± 16.2 117.0 ± 30.2 1.2–2.3 17.4 Detritivore-algivore
Pingalla lorentzi 12 (12) 67.1 ± 18.7 122.5 ± 42.6 1.5–2.0 34 Detritivore-algivore
Scortum ogilbyi 17 (25) 275.0 ± 32.8 1297.6 ± 296.4 3.7–7.1 8 Herbivore
Scortum parviceps 28 (31) 264.0 ± 13.8 1427.8 ± 248.1 3.6–7.6 3 Herbivore
Syncomistes butleri 18 (21) 200.0 ± 18.9 786.5 ± 191.0 3.1–5.6 0.2 Detritivore-algivore
Syncomistes rastellus 12 (13) 108.4 ± 38.6 415.4 ± 294.1 3.0–6.4 7.7 Detritivore-algivore
Syncomistes trigonicus 23 (26) 71.9 ± 16.3 232.2 ± 123.9 3.0–5.3 2.7 Detritivore-algivore
Terapon jarbua 26 (20) 106.0 ± 29.4 111.4 ± 22.7 0.9–1.2 99 Generalist carnivore
Terapon puta 6 (6) 131.2 ± 35.5 125.7 ± 37.6 0.9–1.0 96.4 Generalist carnivore
Terapon theraps 8 (8) 148.9 ± 14.1 144.8 ± 20.2 0.9–1.1 99.9 Generalist carnivore
Variichthys lacustris 11 (11) 150.4 ± 34.8 141.1 ± 82.0 0.7–1.1 47 Omnivore

Study species, specimen numbers (n), mean values (±S.D.) for each species’ morphological measurements, relative intestinal length (RIL) range, percentage animal material in diet, and trophic classification. n signifies the number of intestinal length measurements per species, with the sample numbers used to derive dietary data in parentheses. Trophic classifications sourced from [44].

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Davis et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:53   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-53

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