Raji, Aminu and Saidu, Armed K. and Maryam, Ahmed T.
Preliminary studies on food and feeding habits of Polypterus endlicheri and Polypterus senegalus in Lake Chad.
In: 18th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 8-12 December, 2003
The food and feeding habits of Polyprerus cncllicheri and Polypterus senegalus was carried out in the
months of September to October.
The food of 33 Polypierus endlicheri as observed include Tilapia species (89.3%), Eutropius niloticus
(28.6%), Mayfly nymph (39.3%), Dragon fly larva (56.6%) fish remains (21.4%) and detritus (7.1%). The
food of27 Polypterus senegalus as observed include Tilapia sp (88.4%), Eutropius niloticus (27.9%), may
fly nymph (23.3%), Dragonfly nymph (34.9%) remains (21.1%) detritus (23.3%). (9 page document)
The percentage occurrence of food item found in the stomach of Polypterus endlieheri is 93.3% while that
of Polyprerus senegalus is 67.4%. The dominance of Tilapia sp was establish in the study, and there is no
significant difference between the feeding habit of Polypterus endlicheri and Polyprerus senegalus.
Conference or Workshop Item
||Preliminary studies on food and feeding habits of Polypterus endlicheri and Polypterus senegalus in Lake Chad
|Saidu, Armed K.|
|Maryam, Ahmed T.|
||18th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||8-12 December, 2003
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; Lake Chad; Polypterus endlicheri; Polypterus senegalus; feeding
Ms. Jean Collins
||29 Jun 2008 16:55
||29 Sep 2011 20:53
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