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.
The River Asi, the catfish, Clarias gariepinus, stomach content
YALÇIN, ŞÜKRAN ÖZDİLEK; AKYURT, İHSAN; and SOLAK, KEMAL (2001) "Stomach Contents of the Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822) in the River Asi (Turkey)," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 25: No. 4, Article 16. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol25/iss4/16