Spatial and seasonal patterns in the feeding habits of juvenile Lates niloticus (L.), in the Mwanza Gulf of Lake Victoria

@article{Katunzi2006SpatialAS,
  title={Spatial and seasonal patterns in the feeding habits of juvenile Lates niloticus (L.), in the Mwanza Gulf of Lake Victoria},
  author={Egid F. B. Katunzi and W.L.T. van Densen and Jan H. Wanink and Frans Witte},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={568},
  pages={121-133}
}
Flexibility in the feeding habits of juvenile Nile perch (1–30 cm total length) was studied from September 1988 to September 1989 at four sites (depth range: 1–25 m) in the Mwanza Gulf of Lake Victoria. During this period haplochromine cichlids were virtually absent in the area. We looked at the combined effects of predator size, season and habitat. Stomach content analysis showed that with increase in size, the diet of Nile perch shifted from zooplankton and midge larvae, to macro… Expand

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