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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part G

Food and feeding habits of freshwater crabs (Sudanonautes Africanus Milne- Edwards, 1883) at the bank of Asejire reservoir in South- West, Nigeria


Author(s): Sodamola MY, Akinbola DD and Adejola YA

Abstract: The food and feeding habits of S. africanus was investigated at Asejire reservoir in South West Nigeria over 12 months period (433) specimens of S. africanus were examined for food and feeding habits from the reservoir. S. africanus is an opportunistic omnivore feeding mainly on fishes, crustaceans, earthworms, ants, insects and sand and some plant materials. It was observed that there was no variation in feed consumed to the size of the crab and also, they did not exhibit variation in their food preferences by sexes (female and male) but little variation occurred based on their age. It was also observed that adult crabs consumed more flesh such as fishes, crustaceans, earthworm ants and insets than the young ones.

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Sodamola MY, Akinbola DD, Adejola YA. Food and feeding habits of freshwater crabs (Sudanonautes Africanus Milne- Edwards, 1883) at the bank of Asejire reservoir in South- West, Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(3):538-542.
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