The ingestion of a large prey facilitating the capture of the predator: a study case in Micrurus corallinus (Serpentes Elapidae)


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We report a case of predation of a large specimen of the Dipsas neuwiedi by a Micrurus corallinus, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The ingestion reported here is one of the greatest prey / predator ratios registered for genus Micrurus in nature. In this predation event, the ingestion of a large prey limited the M. corallinus locomotion, which did not offer resistance and was not able to move efficiently during the capture.
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Travaglia-Cardoso SR, Lempek CR. The ingestion of a large prey facilitating the capture of the predator: a study case in Micrurus corallinus (Serpentes Elapidae). Oecol Aust. 2022 Aug; 26(3):510-514. doi:10.4257/oeco.2022.2603.10.
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