Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Elodea spp.
(Waterweed) [Hydrocharitaceae]
(observations are from Martin et al., Ernst et al., Pearse, and Bellrose)


Bucephala clangula (Common Goldeneye) [these plants comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in the Northeast] MZN1951, Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan) [these aquatic plants are preferred as a source of food] Blr1942; Rallidae: Fulica americana (Common Coot) [these plants comprise 2-5% of the diet in the Northeast during summer & fall] MZN1951

Chelydridae: Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) [feeds on this plant] EBL1994; Emydidae: Chrysemys picta (Painted Turtle) [feeds on this plant] EBL1994

Centrarchidae: Ambloplites ruprestris (Rock Bass) [these plants comprise 2% of the diet] Prs1918