Food items reported for Chelon dumerili
n = 99
Food I Food II Food III Food name Country Predator Stage
detritus detritus debris organic matter South Africa juv./adults
detritus detritus debris unidentified Senegal juv./adults
detritus detritus debris unidentified Ghana recruits/juv.
detritus detritus debris unidentified particulate organic matter Ghana recruits/juv.
nekton finfish bony fish unidentified fish flesh Ghana recruits/juv.
nekton finfish bony fish unidentified fish scales Ghana recruits/juv.
others others n.a./others unidentified bacteria Ghana recruits/juv.
others others n.a./others ciliates South Africa juv./adults
others others n.a./others tintinnids South Africa juv./adults
others others n.a./others dinoflagellates South Africa juv./adults
others others n.a./others Foraminifera South Africa juv./adults
others others n.a./others unidentified fungi Ghana recruits/juv.
others others n.a./others Rotifera South Africa juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds filamentous algae South Africa juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds filamentous green algae South Africa juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Ruppia spp. South Africa juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unidentified macrophytes Ghana recruits/juv.
plants other plants terrestrial plants terrestrial plants debris South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton blue-green algae cyanophytes South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton blue-green algae unidentified blue-green algae Ghana recruits/juv.
plants phytoplankton diatoms Achnanthes sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Amphiprora sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Nitzschia erosa South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Bacillaria paradoxa South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Hantzschia sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Hantzschia virgata South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Nitzschia closterium South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Nitzschia longissima South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Nitzschia sigma South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Nitzschia sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Nitzschia spathulata South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Nitzschia transvaalensis South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Amphiprora paludosa var. subsalina South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Tropidoneis lepidoptera South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Biddulphia aurita South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Amphora sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms small centrales South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Chaetoceros sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Cocconeis scutellum South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Cocconeis sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Coscinodiscus granii South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Coscinodiscus lacustris South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Aptinoptychus splendens South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Diploneis bombus South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Eunotia sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Fragilaria sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Synedra fulgens South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Hemiaulus hauckii South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Actinoptychus splendens South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Licmophora sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Melosira dubia South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Melosira sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Caloneis sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Navicula (in tubes) South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Paralia sulcata South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms unidentified pennales South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Donkinia sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Gyrosigma South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Gyrosigma sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Gyrosigma variipunctatum South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Pleurosigma sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Rhizosolenia sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Rhopalodia sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Stauroneis sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Cyclotella meneghiniana South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Cyclotella sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Grammatophora marina South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Campylodiscus daemelianus South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Campylodiscus sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Surirella sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Tabellaria flocculosa South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms unidentified diatoms Ghana recruits/juv.
plants phytoplankton green algae Closterium sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Cosmarium sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Micrasterias sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Staurastrum sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Pediastrum sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Scenedesmus sp. South Africa juv./adults
plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton unidentified Senegal juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans Crustacea (fragments) South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans unidentified crustaceans Ghana recruits/juv.
zoobenthos benth. crust. ostracods unidentified ostracods South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. ostracods unidentified ostracods Ghana recruits/juv.
zoobenthos cnidarians n.a./other polyps unidentified hydrozoan coelenterates Ghana recruits/juv.
zoobenthos mollusks bivalves unidentified bivalves South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks gastropods Assiminea bifasciata South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other mollusks larval mollusks South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates unidentified benthic protozoans Ghana recruits/juv.
zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges unidentified poriferan spicules Ghana recruits/juv.
zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges sponge spicules South Africa juv./adults
zoobenthos worms non-annelids unidentified nematodes Ghana recruits/juv.
zoobenthos worms non-annelids nematodes South Africa juv./adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates Quinqueloculina sp. South Africa juv./adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates unidentified forams South Africa juv./adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates unidentified molluskan larvae Ghana recruits/juv.
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. Invertebrates unidentified Senegal juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans unidentified crustacean eggs/larvae Ghana recruits/juv.
zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods unidentified calanoid/cyclopoid copepods Ghana recruits/juv.
zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods cyclopoid copepods South Africa juv./adults
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