Variation in the diet of American mink, Neovison vison, in water bodies of the Ilmen state reserve

Variation in the diet of American mink, Neovison vison, in water bodies of the Ilmen state reserve ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2014, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 322–324. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2014. Original Russian Text © N.V. Kiseleva, 2014, published in Ekologiya, 2014, No. 4, pp. 317–320. BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS Variation in the Diet of American Mink, Neovison vison, in Water Bodies of the Ilmen State Reserve N. V. Kiseleva Ilmen State Reserve, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Miass, Chelyabinsk oblast, 456317 Russia email: Received September 20, 2013 Keywords: Ilmen State Reserve, American mink, diet composition, diet variation, weather peculiarities DOI: 10.1134/S1067413614040067 Until the mid20th century, Chelyabinsk oblast was groups of prey: mollusks, small mammals, fish, inhabited by the European mink Mustela lutreola insects, crayfish, frogs, birds, and snakes. Gastropod (Linnaeus, 1761). In the 1960s, the American mink mollusks were one of the main food objects. Their Neovison vison (Schreber, 1777) was introduced in the occurrence in the mink diet varied considerably and Southern Urals. A total of 478 American minks were could reach 100% (Kiseleva, 2009). Our observations released in 1960 to 1966; 22 years later, the proportion on a female mink in the lower reaches of the Cherem of this species among minks taken by hunters reached shanka showed that Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Variation in the diet of American mink, Neovison vison, in water bodies of the Ilmen state reserve

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