Search. Read. Cite.

Easy to search. Easy to read. Easy to cite with credible sources.

Research Article
Studies on Feeding Ecology of Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna) Dwelling in Wadi Haneefah Stream, Riyadh

Hmoud Fares Alkahem, A.A. Al-Ghanim and Zubair Ahmad

Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 2007, 10(2), 335-341.


Feeding ecology of sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna), an introduced fish species, was studied. Food items recovered from the stomach of fishes exclusively indicated that it is a herbivorous fish. And according to data obtained there is not much difference in the type of food consumed by the fishes of different size groups. Frequency of occurrence of different food items in the diet of fishes of various sizes was high. The value of vacuity index also showed variation throughout the study period. The diet overlap index was high which shows the sharing of food items among the fishes of different size groups. The diet breadth index also showed variations among the fishes of various sizes and in different seasons.

ASCI-ID: 1-343

Cited References Fulltext

Cited By

Functional significance of intramandibular bending in Poeciliid fishes

Environmental Biology of Fishes, 2008, 83(4), 507. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-008-9369-z

Natural Feeding and Dietary Compositions of Commercial Trawled Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) Crabs in Khuzestan Coastal Water; South-West of Iran

Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences, 2020, (), . DOI: 10.1007/s41208-020-00190-3

Growth parameters of Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821) (Actinopterygii, Poeciilidae) – an introduced species in brackish water of Wadi Al-Bahayes (Oman)

Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, 2021, 50(3), 269. DOI: 10.2478/oandhs-2021-0023