Predation of brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) in Australia

Caudell, JN, Conover, MR and Whittier, J (2002) Predation of brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) in Australia. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 49 2-3: 107-111. doi:10.1016/S0964-8305(01)00110-X

Author Caudell, JN
Conover, MR
Whittier, J
Title Predation of brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) in Australia
Journal name International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-8305
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0964-8305(01)00110-X
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 49
Issue 2-3
Start page 107
End page 111
Total pages 5
Place of publication England
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject C1
270503 Animal Anatomy and Histology
780105 Biological sciences
Abstract We conducted a literature review to address the potential for using a native, vertebrate predator of brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) as a biological control method on Guam. Both actual and potential predators were included in our review. We located two actual predators (red-bellied black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus) and cane toads (Bufo marinus)) and 55 potential predators of brown tree snakes. However, none of the native predators of brown tree snakes appear likely candidates as a biological control method on Guam due to their lack of selectivity in their feeding habits and unknown aspects of their natural history. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Environmental Sciences
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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