Authors: ŞÜKRAN ÖZDİLEK YALÇIN, İHSAN AKYURT, KEMAL SOLAK
Abstract: Natural food items of catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822) were investigated in the River Asi from September 1996 to October 1998. Analyses of stomach contents showed that the catfish feed basically on Arthropoda, mostly Diptera larvae, and on plant materials to a considerable extent. A successful filter feeding was observed, especially during the summer period.
Keywords: The River Asi, the catfish, Clarias gariepinus, stomach content
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