Food and Feeding Habits Summary Hydrocynus vittatus
Main Ref. Munro, J.L., 1967
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 25.00 NG
Sample size 157 Percent empty
Country South Africa Locality Lake McIlwaine, Rhodesia
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Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Hydrocynus vittatus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
93.10 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Haplochromis darlingi Tilapia spp., Haplochromis darlingi, unidentified fishes (mainly Cichlidae)
2.00 % zoobenthos insects insects adults Micronecta sp. Hemiptera: Micronecta sp.; Notonectidae; Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae larvae.
1.40 % zoobenthos insects insects larvae Chaoborus sp. Diptera: Chaoborus sp., Chironomidae pupae, Chironomidae adults, Chironomidae insects.
3.50 % zoobenthos insects insects nymphs Povilla adusta Ephemeroptera: Povilla adusta nymphs and adults; Odonata nymphs: Coenagriidae, Aeshnidae and Libellulidae.
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.29.02
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.24.04
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