Lake Victoria Wetlands and the Ecology of the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis Niloticus Linne

@inproceedings{Balirwa1998LakeVW,
  title={Lake Victoria Wetlands and the Ecology of the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis Niloticus Linne},
  author={John Stephen Balirwa},
  year={1998}
}
The importance of Lal<e Victoria wetlands for the Nile tilap'a was studied. Five wetland types were defined: papyrus, reed, bulrush, hippo grass, water hyacinth. Hydrology, vegetation and distance towards open water explained the variation in abiotic and biotic factors. Over 30 fish species were identified. The Nile tilapia contributed 45-65% ofthe biomasn. Seasonality explained size-related abundance patterns. Most of the species biomass was associated with reed-hippo grassbulrush wetlands… CONTINUE READING

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