Food items reported for Coptodon zillii
n = 29
Food I Food II Food III Food name Country Predator Stage
detritus detritus debris > 1 mm organic debris Sudan juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Ceratophyllum (not available) juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unidentified filamentous algae Ghana juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Utricularia (not available) juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Najas Sudan juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Nymphaea spp. South Africa juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unidentified brown algae Egypt juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unidentified red algae Egypt juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Lagarosiphon major South Africa juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds macrophytes Sudan juv./adults
plants other plants periphyton unidentified Sudan juv./adults
plants other plants terrestrial plants unidentified Sudan juv./adults
plants phytoplankton blue-green algae Microcystis spp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton blue-green algae Oscillatoria (not available) juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms unidentified Ghana juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans unidentified Sudan juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns Caridina Sudan juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Chironomus sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified larvae South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified pupae South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Chaoborus sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified Sudan juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Cloeon sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Povilla adusta South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects Micronecta sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified larvae South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks gastropods Sphaerium sp. South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos worms polychaetes unidentified worms Egypt juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans unidentified South Africa juv./adults
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