Feeding ecology of Lates stappersii in Lake Tanganyika

@article{Mannini2004FeedingEO,
  title={Feeding ecology of Lates stappersii in Lake Tanganyika},
  author={Piero Mannini and Ibrahim Katonda and Balthazar Kissaka and Piet Verburg},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={407},
  pages={131-139}
}
The centropomid Lates stappersii and its prey, the clupeid Stolothrissa tanganicae, make up the main exploited pelagic fish resource of Lake Tanganyika. In the south of the lake the contribution of S. tanganicae in the industrial fishery drastically declined during the 1980s while the catch of L. stappersii has increased to consist most of the yield. Lates stappersii does not seem to be affected by the decreased abundance of the clupeid prey. The analysis of the stomach contents of captured L… CONTINUE READING

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