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Control of Xenopus laevis (Amphibia: Pipidae) in fish ponds with observations on its threat to fish fry and fingerlings

@inproceedings{Schiamm1987ControlOX,
  title={Control of Xenopus laevis (Amphibia: Pipidae) in fish ponds with observations on its threat to fish fry and fingerlings},
  author={M Schiamm},
  year={1987}
}
  • M Schiamm
  • Published 1987
  • Biology
  • Predation by African clawed frogs Xenopus laevis threatened fry and fingerlings of common carp Cyprinus carpio and Chinese silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix in nursery ponds in Transkei, Southern Africa. Competition for food (phytoplankton) between Xenopus tadpoles and silver carp appeared to affect the growth of the fish. However, the potential competition between Xenopus adults and common carp for benthic prey was not realised. Although solid barriers around ponds are the most efficient… CONTINUE READING

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