Observations on intraspecific aggression and coeval sibling cannibalism by larval and juvenile Claias gariepinus (Clariidae: Pisces) under controlled conditions

@inproceedings{Hecht1988ObservationsOI,
  title={Observations on intraspecific aggression and coeval sibling cannibalism by larval and juvenile Claias gariepinus (Clariidae: Pisces) under controlled conditions},
  author={Thomas Hecht and Samuel Appelbaum},
  year={1988}
}
Factors influencing the rate of sibling cannibalism in larval and juvenile sharptooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus, were investigated under controlled conditions. The circum-oral barbels were found to be more important for the capture of prey than the eyes. Cannibalism starts at a mean total length of 8 mm, three and a half days after the start of feeding and ceases to be of significance at approximately 80 mm, 47 days after the start of feeding. Two distinct types of cannibalism were evident… CONTINUE READING

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