Descriptions and articles about the African Carp, scientifically known as Labeo senegalensis in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive De. L. senegalensis Valenciennes, BMNH , 1 specimen, Comoé River, Côte d’Ivoire ; BMNH , 1 specimen, Pendjari River, Benin. Labeo senegalensis Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, Taxonomic Serial No.: (Download Help) Labeo senegalensis TSN

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The Animal Diversity Web online. Individual stomach contents were emptied into separate petri-dishes. The data analysis was carried out using Minitab 14 software.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology31Journal of Animal Ecology20, Boil, 14 Family Cyprinidae Minnows or carps. Mean condition factor for all the fishes were greater than one, with the highest value recorded in male L. They are highly valued fish food in African countries and usually known for their sweet tastes and rich source of protein Rahman,Ayotunde et al. Animal Research International7This has resulted in significant loss of aquatic lifehabitats destruction swnegalensis generally reduction in fish yield Adeyemo,Solomon et al.

D Thesis University of Nigeria Nsukka pp. Females Sex ratio L. In earlier studies by Ayotunde et al. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 63, Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. Studies on fish biology are indispensible aspect of sustainable management and senegalrnsis of fish biodiversity Solomon et al.

One of the important aspects of fish that needs to be focused for a successful domestication program includes aspect of the biology of the fish.

The town is divided into the North and the South bank by the River Benue. All Published work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4. African Journal of Biotechnology6— Collected samples were fixed in ice chest and moved to the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture University of Agriculture Makurdi for data collection of biometric, sexing and observation of the stomach content.


J of ApplIchth, 20 Sumbuloglu, K, Sumbuloglu V. Hence, it is recommended that feeding trial be conducted with commercial and on farm feed stuff using wild caught fingerlings. Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. While some stomach contents were identified macroscopically, others were identified microscopically using a light microscope. Pauly, D, Some simple methods for the assessment of tropical fish stocks. Condition factor is also important for assessing the relative wellbeing of the fish population Kulbicki et al.

Condition factor analysis indicates the suitability of the environment for the species. Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language.

Analysis of stomach content in L. International Journal of Environmental Biology, 2 The total and standard lengths of each senealensis species were measured in centimeters cm using a meter rule, while the weight were taken in grams g using an electronic weighing balance.

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The river contains several species of fish which are of high economic importance to the people of Benue State, notable among these species is the Labeo label and Labeo senegalensishence their choice for this study. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Currently many fish resources in Africa are depleted; inadequate labo and unscrupulous practices is threatening aquatic life and natural habitats Adeyemo,there is an urgent need to take appropriate measures to mitigate continuous loss of aquatic lives.

Another aspect of fish biology that needs to be studied for a successful domestication program is the feeding habit of the fish. Keywords African Carp; River Benue; Length-Weight Relationship; Food and Feeding Habit Introduction In sub Saharan Africa, fishing activity is usually not monitored leading to the excessive use of obnoxious fishing practice and deliberate disposal of toxic and hazardous chemicals into water bodies.


Archives of Polish Fisheries23Pp HatipogluYayinlari, 53 A total of fish specimens each of Labeo coubie and Labeo senegalensis were obtained from fishermen at the fish landing sites. Blackie and Son Limited. Four species of this genus are largely found in rivers and they includes, Labeo senegalensisLabeo pseudocoubie, Labeo rhohita, and Labeo coubieof these four species recorded in Africa, Labeo coubie is about the most common and can grow to about mm in length and 10kg in weight Idodo-umeh,Ayotunde et al.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Furthermore, Haroon, and Nwani opined that the greater number of guts with food in their study was as a result of both the feeding strategy adopted by the fishes and the abundance of food during the sampling.

To cite this page: Condition factor is also a useful index for monitoring of feeding intensity, age and growth rates in fish Oniye et al. Amer FishSoc, This study investigated some aspect of the biology of Labeo coubie Ruppell, and Labeo senegalensis Valenciennes, from lower River Benue between June and September Lake and Reservoir Management, 23 However, the differences observed between the sexes of the same species in this study may be explained by biological adaptations of the sexes to the prevailing environmental factor.

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Journal of Basic Applied Science Research, 19, The food items encountered were analyzed using frequency of occurrence method Hynes, and point method Cortes, as stated in the formulae below.