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dc.contributor.authorNdawula, L.M.
dc.contributor.authorKiggundu, V.
dc.contributor.authorOchieng, H.
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-24T16:02:38Z
dc.date.available2021-06-24T16:02:38Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1834/22549
dc.description.abstractThe zooplankton and macrobenthic communities of Lake Victoria were sampled by lift net and Ponar grab, respectively. The zooplankton comprised copepods and cladocerans, rotifers and aquatic insect larvae. Most taxa exhibited wide distribution in the lake, with the exception of rotifers which were rare in deep offshore waters. The main components in the macro-benthos were chaoborid and chironomid larvae and molluscs. Caridina nilotica (Roux) and other groups were rare in the samples. Zooplankton density ranged from 100000 or more to 4 million ind. m2 and increased from the shallow inshore to deep offshore waters. Numerical dominance of cyclopoids and nauplius larvae was a common feature at all stations sampled. Most macrobenthic taxa were also widely distributed, although chaoborid and chironomid larvae were rare in the samples. Rastrineobola argentea (Pellegrin) and larval Lates niloticus (L.) ate mainly cyclopoid copepods, while cichlids showed a strong preference for adult insects. High ecological stability of the cyclopoids, and the zooplankton community in general, despite radical ecosystem changes in recent years, coupled with what appears to be high predation pressure, offers good prospects for the pelagic fishery in the lake.
dc.description.sponsorshipLake Victoria Fisheries Research Project Phase II
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLake Victoria Fisheries Research Project
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLVFRP Technical Document
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.lvfo.org/
dc.subject.otherBiology
dc.subject.otherFisheries
dc.subject.otherInformation Management
dc.subject.otherAfrica
dc.subject.otherLake Victoria
dc.subject.otherstock assessment
dc.subject.otherdata collection
dc.subject.otherdata report
dc.subject.otherzooplankton
dc.subject.otherartisanal fisheries
dc.titleInvertebrate communities in northern Lake Victoria, with reference to their potential for fishery production
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dc.bibliographicCitation.issue7
dc.description.notesLVFRP/TECH/99/07; Page 146 was missing from the copy available to us for scanning
dc.format.pagerange142-154
dc.publisher.placeJinja, Uganda
dc.title.parentReport on Fourth FIDAWOG Workshop held at Kisumu, 16 to 20 August 1999
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-24T16:02:38Z
dc.source.legacyrecordurlhttp://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5000
dc.source.legacydepositorid424
dc.source.legacylastmod2011-09-29 15:35:02
dc.source.legacyid5000
dc.source.legacyagencyLake Victoria Fisheries Organization


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