Is the diet of a typical shredder related to the physical habitat of headwater streams in the Brazilian Cerrado?

Wander R. Ferreira, Raphael Ligeiro, Diego R. Macedo, Robert M. Hughes, Philip R. Kaufmann, Leandro G. Oliveira and Marcos Callisto

Examined & classified gut contents of the shredder, Phylloicus, from 2 Brazil basins

FPOM dominated in both basins & differed with instar, instream & riparian habitat variables, & basin

Phylloicus has dietary flexibility; additional study is needed for accurate guild classification

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 2 (2015) 115-127
Published online: 13 March 2015
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2015004

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