Food items reported for Ilisha africana
n = 29
Food I Food II Food III Food name Country Predator Stage
detritus detritus debris sand grains Nigeria juv./adults
detritus detritus debris unidentified Senegal juv./adults
nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish Sepia Nigeria juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish fish bones Sierra Leone juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish fish scales Sierra Leone juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish Ilisha africana Nigeria juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish unidentified Cote d'Ivoire juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms Bacillaria Sierra Leone juv./adults
plants phytoplankton dinoflagellates Noctiluca Sierra Leone juv./adults
plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton Dinobryon Nigeria juv./adults
plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton Trichodesmium Sierra Leone juv./adults
plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton unidentified Senegal juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods unidentified amphipods Sierra Leone juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. benth. copepods unidentified copepods Sierra Leone juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns Nematopalaemon hastatus Nigeria juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns Palaemon hastatus Cote d'Ivoire juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns Parapenaeopsis atlantica Nigeria juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns unidentified Senegal juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. stomatopods stomatopods Sierra Leone juv./adults
zoobenthos cnidarians n.a./other polyps unidentified coelenterates Sierra Leone juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects unidentified insects Sierra Leone juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other mollusks unidentified molluscs Sierra Leone juv./adults
zoobenthos worms n.a./other annelids unidentified Senegal juv./adults
zoobenthos worms polychaetes Nereis Nigeria juv./adults
zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae fish eggs Sierra Leone juv./adults
zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae fish larvae Sierra Leone juv./adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. Invertebrates unidentified Senegal juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. mysids Rhopalopthalmus africanus Nigeria juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans unidentified (not available) juv./adults
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