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Ichthyofauna of a Kenyan seagrass bed and the diet of Plotosus lineatus (Gazi Bay, August 1993)
Citable as data publication
Van Waeyenberge J.; Mees J.; Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute. Ugent: Belgium; (2016): Ichthyofauna of a Kenyan seagrass bed and the diet of Plotosus lineatus (Gazi Bay, August 1993). http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/113
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Description
List and counts of observed fish species and prey spectra for 15 cat fish sampled in August 1993 at Gazi Bay (Kenya). The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Van Waeyenberge, J. (1994). De visfauna van een Kenyaans zeegrasveld en het dieet van de top-predator Plotosus lineatus; The ichthyofauna of a Kenyan seagrass bed and the diet of the top-predator Plotosus lineatus. Thesis. University of Gent, Zoology Institute, Marine Biology Section: Ghent. 16 pp. more

From this short investigation on the prey spectrum of the cat fish Plotosus lineatus, we can conclude that they prey for more than 95% on (a few species of) amphipods and only show limited predation on crabs. Other prey items (shrimp and polychaeta) can be neglected.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, Ichthyofauna, Seagrass bed, Stomach contents, ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay, Amphipoda, Brachyura, Caridea, Pisces, Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787), Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
August 1993

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Brachyura [WoRMS]
Caridea [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787) [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Parameters
Ash-free dry weight (AFDW) biomass , Count of fish, Diet composition of fish, Fish length, Wet weight fish

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Van Waeyenberge, J. (1994). De visfauna van een Kenyaans zeegrasveld en het dieet van de top-predator Plotosus lineatus; The ichthyofauna of a Kenyan seagrass bed and the diet of the top-predator Plotosus lineatus. Thesis. University of Gent, Zoology Institute, Marine Biology Section: Ghent. 16 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-10-30
Information last updated: 2016-04-21
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