Food and feeding habits of Synodontis nigrita from the Osun River, SW Nigeria

Olojo, E.A.A. and Olurin, K.B. and Osikoya, O.J. (2003) Food and feeding habits of Synodontis nigrita from the Osun River, SW Nigeria. Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 26(4), pp. 21-24.

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Abstract

An investigation was conducted into the food and feeding habits of Synodontis nigrita from the Osun River near Epe, Lagos, Nigeria. The food items in the stomach of the S. nigrita covered a wide spectrum, ranging from various types of plankton to invertebrates and plants. A seasonal variation was also noted in the stomach contents of S. nigrita over the period of investigation. The predominant food items found in the stomach were Polycystis spp., Closterium spp., Oedogonium spp., plant tissues, insect parts and detritus. This suggests that S. nigrita is an omnivore.

Item Type: Article
Title: Food and feeding habits of Synodontis nigrita from the Osun River, SW Nigeria
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Olojo, E.A.A.
Olurin, K.B.
Osikoya, O.J.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly
Volume: 26
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 21-24
Date: 2003
ISSN: 1511-8533
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feeding behaviour; Stomach content; Food consumption; Nigeria; Synodontis nigrita
Subjects: Biology
Fisheries
Item ID: 9401
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 07:22
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 07:22
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9401

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