What type of distribution is this? A simple logarithmic transform of the data is shown in the second figure, and regression of the data yields the following function: y = 17238x^-1.9496 (r-squared=0.95). The significant and extremely good fit of a linear function to the transformed data suggests that the underlying link distribution is a power law distribution of the form $p(r) = M^{-\gamma}$, where $p(r)$ is the link probability, $M$ is the number of prey available, and $\gamma$ is the power law exponent. An exponent of ~1.95 is tantalizingly close to other empirical measures. Even more exciting, for me at least, is the fact that we have predicted on the basis of previous work that power law exponents that promote resistance or robustness to secondary extinctions should lie in the range 2-2.5. That work was based on terrestrial food webs from the Late Permian, 250+ million years ago!