Changes in the diet of Nile perch, Lates niloticus (L), in the Mwanza Gulf, Lake Victoria

@article{Mkumbo2004ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the diet of Nile perch, Lates niloticus (L), in the Mwanza Gulf, Lake Victoria},
  author={Oliva C. Mkumbo and Willem Ligtvoet},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={232},
  pages={79-83}
}
Samples of Nile perch (Lates niloticus L.) were collected for stomach analysis from trawl catches conducted in the Mwanza Gulf from September 1986 to September 1988. Initially haplochromine cichlids formed the main food item for the Nile perch. Despite their decline, haplochromines still formed the major part of its diet in 1986. After the virtually complete disappearance of the haplochromines in 1987 and 1988, the benthic shrimp Caridina nilotica, the pelagic cyprinid, Rastrineobola argentea… CONTINUE READING
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