Food and Feeding Habits Summary Schilbe mystus
 
Main Ref. Adebisi, A.A., 1981
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 21.60 TL
Sample size 498 Percent empty
Country Nigeria Locality Upper Ogun River, Nov. 1973 to Dec. 1976
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Schilbe mystus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
1.50 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds leaves/blades filamentous algae filamentous algae 1.2
38.38 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Barbus chlorotaenia Alestes macrolepidotus 8.1 Barbus chlorotaenia 11.0 Nannocharax fasciatus 0.2 Chrysichthys auratus 2.3 unid. Fish 2.9 scales, bones and chunks of flesh of fish 0.1 adult anurans 7.1
34.73 % others other terrest. invertebrates n.a./terrest. insects adults Coleoptera Orthoptera: Acridiidae 10.5 Coleoptera 11.0 Termite wings 0.5 unid. Insect remains 6.7
4.60 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults Sudanonautes africanus Sudanonautes africanus 2.4 Macrobrachium sp. 1.4
20.82 % plants other plants terrestrial plants fruits/seeds fruits fruits of fringing trees 17.2
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 06.01.06
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