oa African Zoology - Stomach contents of some shore-caught teleosts of Natal, South Africa

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Stomach contents of shore-caught teleosts feeding on the Natal nearshore substratum were visually analysed for percentage composition. Commonly caught fish, namely Rhabdosargus sarba, R. holubi, Pomadasys commersonni, Trachinotus african us and T. bot/a, were opportunistic omnivorous predators and fed largely on sand mussels enthic crustacea. Less frequently caught predatory fish (15 species) fed mainly on benthic crustacea and other teleosts. The results are discussed briefly and will provide an input to a current ecosystem study on the environment in which these fish feed.

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