Ontogenetic, seasonal, and spatial variation in the diet of Heterotis niloticus (Osteoglossiformes: Osteoglossidae) in the Sô River and Lake Hlan, Benin, West Africa

@article{Adit2004OntogeneticSA,
  title={Ontogenetic, seasonal, and spatial variation in the diet of Heterotis niloticus (Osteoglossiformes: Osteoglossidae) in the S{\^o} River and Lake Hlan, Benin, West Africa},
  author={Alphonse Adit{\'e} and Kirk O. Winemiller and Emile D. Fiogb{\'e}},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={367-378}
}
The African bonytongue, Heterotis niloticus (Osteoglossidae), is an important fisheries and aquaculture species in West Africa. This species has frequently been characterized either as an omnivore, insectivore or detritivore, the latter, in part, because of its benthic feeding habitats and possession of a gizzard (thick-walled pyloric stomach). We examined diets of two populations of H. niloticus in the Sô River in southern Benin. A population from the river channel and seasonally flooded… CONTINUE READING