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Hughes M.R.,University of Glasgow | Dodd J.A.,University of Glasgow | Maitland P.S.,Fish Conservation Center Gladshot | Adams C.E.,University of Glasgow
Journal of Fish Biology | Year: 2016

This study examined the abiotic and biotic characteristics of ecosystems that allow expression of a life history called ferox trout, the colloquial name given to brown trout Salmo trutta adopting a piscivorous life history strategy, an apex predator in post-glacial lakes in northern Europe. One hundred and ninety-two lakes in Scotland show evidence of currently, or historically, supporting ferox S. trutta; their presence was predicted in logistic models by larger and deeper lakes with a large catchment that also support populations of Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus. © 2016 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

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