Rapid digestion of fish prey by the highly invasive ‘detritivore’ Oreochromis mossambicus

Doupe, R.G., and Knott, M.J. (2010) Rapid digestion of fish prey by the highly invasive ‘detritivore’ Oreochromis mossambicus. Journal of Fish Biology, 76 (4). pp. 1019-1024.

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Abstract

Stomach residence time was tested over 24 h in three size classes of Oreochromis mossambicus using juvenile Lates calcarifer. In all 63 observations, the fish prey was digested within 24 h of consumption and most probably within 1 h, suggesting a need to re-evaluate the trophic status and potential effects of this highly invasive species.

Item ID: 15425
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: exotic fish; gut residence time; Mozambique tilapia
ISSN: 1095-8649
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2011 08:35
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050103 Invasive Species Ecology @ 20%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management @ 40%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960402 Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 60%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960502 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960703 Environmental Education and Awareness @ 10%
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