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The diet of Horabagrus brachysoma (Gunther), an endangered bagrid catfish from Lake Vembanad (South India)

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A stomach content analysis of Horabagrus brachysoma from Lake Vembanad, South India, showed that this species was omnivorous and euryphagous, with few qualititative differences in the diet among size classes. Feeding rates changed over the course of a year in response to environmental change associated with the monsoon.

Keywords: aquaculture; feeding behaviour; monsoon; reproduction; yellow catfish

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Fish Diversity Research Unit, Department of Aquaculture, St Albert’s College, Kochi 682 018, Kerala, India 2: Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, Kariyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, 695 581, Kerala, India

Publication date: 2006-08-01

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