Food items reported for Clarias gariepinus
n = 66
Food I Food II Food III Food name Country Predator Stage
detritus detritus carcasses unidentified (not available) juv./adults
detritus detritus debris > 1 mm organic debris Sudan recruits/juv.
detritus detritus debris unidentified Kenya adults
nekton finfish bony fish Micralestes Sudan juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Ctenopoma Sudan juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Epiplatys Sudan juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Channa Sudan juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Aplocheilichthyes sp. Ethiopia recruits/juv.
nekton finfish bony fish Haplochromis spp. (not available) juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Hemichromis Sudan juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Ethiopia adults
nekton finfish bony fish Sarotherodon spp. (not available) juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Thoracochromis Sudan juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish unidentified cichlids Malawi juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Clarias Malawi juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Clarias gariepinus Ethiopia adults
nekton finfish bony fish Barbus (not available) juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Engraulicypris spp. (not available) juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Synodontis Sudan juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish unidentified Zambia juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Polypterus Sudan juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish unidentified Zambia juv./adults
nekton finfish n.a./other finfish unidentified Kenya adults
others other terrest. invertebrates n.a./terrest. Insects terrestial insects Sudan recruits/juv.
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unidentified filamentous algae (not available) juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Lemna sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unidentified Sudan recruits/juv.
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unidentified seeds Sudan recruits/juv.
plants other plants terrestrial plants grasses Sudan recruits/juv.
plants other plants terrestrial plants unidentified Kenya adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Pediastrum spp. (not available) juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae unidentified South Africa adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans unidentified Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos benth. crust. ostracods unidentified (not available) recruits/juv.
zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns Caridina Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified nymphs Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified chaoborids (not available) juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified nymphs South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos insects insects Chaoborus sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Chironomus sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Cloeon sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Povilla adusta South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Povilla spp. (not available) juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified nymphs Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos insects insects Micronecta spp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Naucoridae South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Notonectida South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified hymenopterans (not available) juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified isopterans (not available) juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified odonate insects (not available) juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Dipseudopsis sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos insects insects aquatic insects Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified aquatic insects (not available) recruits/juv.
zoobenthos mollusks bivalves unidentified Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos mollusks gastropods Sphaerium sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks gastropods unidentified Sudan recruits/juv.
zoobenthos worms n.a./other annelids Alma spp. (not available) juv./adults
zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae unidentified fish eggs and larvae (not available) juv./adults
zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae unidentified larval fishes South Africa recruits/juv.
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates unidentified Kenya adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. Invertebrates unidentified (not available) juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans unidenified cladocerans (not available) juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods unidenified copepods (not available) juv./adults
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