Food and Feeding Habits Summary Hydrocynus vittatus
Main Ref. Munro, J.L., 1967
Fish stage adults Mean length 35.00 NG
Sample size 58 Percent empty
Country South Africa Locality Lake McIlwaine, Rhodesia
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  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
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 07.30.02
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