Food items reported for Oreochromis niloticus
n = 59
Food I Food II Food III Food name Country Predator Stage
detritus detritus debris < 1 mm organic debris Sudan juv./adults
detritus detritus debris > 1 mm organic debris Sudan juv./adults
others other terrest. Invertebrates n.a./terrest. insects unidentified chironomid larvae Ethiopia recruits/juv.
others others n.a./others unidentified (not available) juv./adults
others others n.a./others Chroococcus spp. Ethiopia juv./adults
others others n.a./others Merismopedia Ethiopia juv./adults
others others n.a./others Merismopedia tenuissima Nigeria juv./adults
others others n.a./others Microcystis Uganda juv./adults
others others n.a./others Anabaena sp. (not available) juv./adults
others others n.a./others Anabaena spiroides Philippines juv./adults
others others n.a./others Anabaenopsis Ethiopia juv./adults
others others n.a./others Aphanizomenon Ethiopia juv./adults
others others n.a./others Raphidiopsis Ethiopia juv./adults
others others n.a./others Lyngbya sp. Ethiopia juv./adults
others others n.a./others Oscillatoria Ethiopia juv./adults
others others n.a./others Arthrospira Ethiopia juv./adults
others others n.a./others Spirulina Ethiopia juv./adults
others others n.a./others Spirulina laxissima Kenya juv./adults
others others n.a./others Spirulina sp. Kenya juv./adults
others others n.a./others Spirillum (not available) juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Vallisneria Sudan juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Najas Sudan juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unidentified Sudan juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unidentified Sudan juv./adults
plants other plants periphyton unidentified Sudan juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Cymbella Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Synedra (not available) juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Melosira Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Navicula Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Nitzschia Uganda juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Pinnularia Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Rhopalodia Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Cyclotella Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Surirella Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton dinoflagellates Ceratium Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton dinoflagellates Peridinium Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Ankistrodesmus convulatus Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Ankistrodesmus falcatus Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Tetraƫdron Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Gloeocystis Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Coelastrum Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Cosmarium Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Staurastrum spp. Nigeria juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Botryococcus braunii Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Pediastrum Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Chlorella Uganda juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Oocystis Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Scenedesmus Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Ulothrix Ethiopia juv./adults
plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton unidentified Sudan juv./adults
zoobenthos worms non-annelids unidentified nematodes Ethiopia juv./adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates unidentified protozoans Sudan juv./adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates unidentified rotifers Sudan juv./adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates Diaphanosoma excisum Kenya juv./adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates Thuricola folliculata Kenya juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans unidentified nauplii Ethiopia juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods Mesocylops leuckarti Kenya juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods Thermocyclops hyalinus Kenya juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods unidentified copepods Ethiopia juv./adults
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