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dc.contributor.author Mosepele, K.
dc.contributor.author Mosepele, B.
dc.contributor.author Williams, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-02T08:37:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-02T08:37:03Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Mosepele, K. et al (2005) Preliminary assessment of the feeding ecology of silver catfish (Schilbe intermedius, Ruppel, 1832) in a seasonal floodplain of the Okavango delta, Botswana Notes and Records, Vol. 37, pp. 208-217 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/940
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the feeding ecology of Schilbe intermedius across its entire life history. Data were collected using experimental fishing nets in two habitats in a seasonal floodplain. The results showed that S. intermedius has an ontogenetic shift in feeding behaviour where the young fish are primarily generalist predators, feeding on aquatic invertebrates while the older fish are more specialised predators feeding primarily on fish. This study showed that there is a higher potential for intra-specific competition among the older fish than in the younger size classes. However, it was recognized that this study is a snap-shot of the feeding ecology of S. intermedius and that a longer time series study is needed to study its feeding ecology. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Botswana Society en_US
dc.subject feeding ecology en_US
dc.subject silver catfish en_US
dc.subject Okavango delta en_US
dc.subject Seasonal floodplain en_US
dc.title Prliminary assessment of the feeding ecology of silver catfish (Schilbe intermedius, Ruppel, 1832) in a seasonal floodplain of the Okavango delta en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/40980414 en_US


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