Descriptions and articles about the African Carp, scientifically known as Labeo senegalensis in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive De. L. senegalensis Valenciennes, BMNH , 1 specimen, Comoé River, Côte d’Ivoire ; BMNH , 1 specimen, Pendjari River, Benin. Labeo senegalensis Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, Taxonomic Serial No.: (Download Help) Labeo senegalensis TSN

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It is based on the hypothesis that the heavier the fish of a particular length, the better their physiological condition Bagenal, Knowledge of length-weight relationship has numerous senegalenzis applications in fisheries biology Benedito-Cecilio et al.

Weight was significantly higher in male L. Zoological society of Bangladeh, 4, Riedel, R.

Please see our brief essay. Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. Furthermore, Haroon, and Nwani opined that the greater number of guts with food in their study was as a result of both the feeding strategy adopted by the fishes and the abundance of food during the sampling.

Journal of Basic Applied Science Research, 19, Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Nutritional trials should be conducted using wild fingerlings to evaluate domestication potentials of these fish. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

A total of fish specimens each of Labeo coubie and Labeo senegalensis were obtained from fishermen at the fish landing sites. Adeyemi further opined that length-weight relationships can be used to assess growth eenegalensis due to changes in food composition, environmental variables, and spawning conditions among other factor.

The length-weight relationship, condition factor, and feeding habits of fish samples were determined. Can’t read the image? Biological Journal of Linnean Society, 45 In sub Saharan Africa, fishing activity is usually not monitored leading to the excessive use of obnoxious fishing practice and deliberate disposal of toxic and hazardous chemicals into water bodies.

Females Sex ratio L. Length and weight distribution of Labeo coubie and Labeo senegalensis from lower River Senegalensus. Help us improve the site by taking our survey.


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Keywords African Carp; River Benue; Length-Weight Relationship; Food and Feeding Habit Introduction In sub Saharan Africa, fishing activity is usually not monitored leading to the excessive use of obnoxious sengealensis practice and deliberate disposal senegalenssi toxic and hazardous chemicals into water bodies. Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language. Sampling time was between 6: Therefore, it is important to understand the spectrum of food preferred by the fish senegalensid the wild so as to adopt same in captivity.

One of the most commonly estimated biological aspects of fish is the length-weight relationship and condition factor Mendes et al. International Journal of Environmental Biology, 2 Some other aspect of the biology of the fish e. Studies on fish biology are indispensible aspect of sustainable management and conservation of fish biodiversity Solomon et al.

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Hence, it is recommended that feeding trial be conducted with commercial and on farm feed stuff using laneo caught fingerlings. In earlier studies by Ayotunde et al. Summary of the food items of Labeo coubie and Labeo senegalensi. The ability of both species of fish investigated in this study to feed on a broad spectrum of feed as justified in this study and those of cited literature make them possible aquaculture candidate for domestication.

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 42, However, with the omnivorous food items discovered in the fishes it may also be linked to the good feeding habit employed by the fishes, hence enabling them to utilize available food item within the environment.

Fish labep for this study were obtained from fishermen laebo three major landing sites in Makurdi. Length-weight relationship revealed isometric growth in both sexes of L. However, the differences observed between the sexes of the same species in this study may be explained by biological adaptations of the sexes to the prevailing environmental factor. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books senegalenis websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.


Boil, 14 Sex ratio observed in this study were same as expected ratio 1: D Thesis University of Nigeria Nsukka pp. The standard length recorded in all the fish sampled ranges from Condition factor is also a useful index for monitoring of feeding intensity, age and growth rates in fish Oniye et al. Family Cyprinidae Minnows or carps. The town is divided into ssenegalensis North and the South bank by the River Benue. Journal of Fisheries Lbeo.

Four species of this genus are largely found in rivers and they includes, Labeo senegalensisLabeo pseudocoubie, Labeo rhohita, and Labeo coubieof these four species recorded in Africa, Labeo coubie is about the most common and can senegqlensis to about mm in length and 10kg in weight Idodo-umeh,Ayotunde et al. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 55 The fishes of the various species were separated into male and female using specific features that were peculiar to the different sexes.

In a bid to conserve wild stock of two importantly exploited species of this genus in River Benue Labeo coubie and Labeo senegalensisthis study was designed to investigate some aspects of the biology of those fishes so as to provide background information for possible domestication of the fishes.

S, Morphological variability of the 11th generation strain of nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus and traditional genetically improved farmed tilapia. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.