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Corpus Systématique Animale

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Food and feeding habits of Clarias mossambicus from four areas in the Lake Victoria basin, East Africa

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Springer (journals)
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Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Pisces
  • Haplochromis
  • Frequency occurrence
  • Dominance
  • Shift
  • Sewage ponds
  • Clariidae
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Insectes_v2b_01637, Poissons_v2b_004457
  • Lucas Mwebaza-Ndawula
  • The Uganda Freshwater Fisheries Research Organization (UFFRO), P.O. Box 343, Jinja, Uganda

Synopsis: The food and feeding habits of Clarias mossambicus in four habitat types in the northern Lake Victoria basin were studied. The importance of certain food types to this species varies from area to area. In the lake, rivers and swamps, C. mossambicus fed mainly on fish, particularly Haplochromis species. In the sewage ponds, Crustacea and insects were the main food items. The extent of ingestion by C. mossambicus of a given food type presumably reflects the availability and abundance of the food in the habitat. This constitutes a shift in the food habits which is of vital importance in this migratory fish. By employing several feeding methods, i.e. hunting, bottom feeding, surface feeding and filter feeding, C. mossambicus exploits a broad spectrum of food resources in the various habitats.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - applied sciences
  • 2 - agriculture, fisheries & forestry
  • 3 - fisheries
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ethologie animale
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
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Environmental Biology of Fishes

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  • Insectes
  • Poissons
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