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Diet Composition and Feeding Strategy of Butis koilomatodon Inhabiting the Estuarine Regions in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Diet Composition and Feeding Strategy of Butis koilomatodon Inhabiting the Estuarine Regions in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Quang Minh Dinh1*, Tran Thi Huyen Lam2,3, Y Thi Nha Nguyen4, Thanh Minh Nguyen1 and Tien Thi Kieu Nguyen5

1Department of Biology, School of Education, Can Tho University, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho 900000, Vietnam
2Biotechnology Research and Development Institute, Can Tho University, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho 900000, Vietnam
3­Institute of High Quality Biotechnology-Food Technology, University of Cuu Long, Phu Quoi Ward, Long Ho District, Vinh Long 890000, Vietnam
4Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Can Tho University, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho 900000, Vietnam
5An Khanh High School, An Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho 900000, Vietnam
 
*      Corresponding author: dmquang@ctu.edu.vn

Fig. 1.

The sampling map in the Mekong Delta (•: Sampling area; 1: Duyen Hai, Tra Vinh, 2: Cu Lao Dung, Soc Trang, 3: Tran De, Soc Trang, 4: Hoa Binh, Bac Lieu, 5: Dong Hai, Bac Lieu, and 6: Dam Doi, Ca Mau).

Fig. 2.

The modified Costello graphics represent feeding strategy based on plotting the relationship between the percentage of weight and frequency of occurrence of food items for Butis koilomatodon in two seasons; a: dry season, n=413; b: wet season, n=347) and at six sites; c: Duyen Hai, Tra Vinh, n=126; d: Cu Lao Dung, Soc Trang, n=55; e: Tran De, Soc Trang, n=75; f: Hoa Binh, Bac Lieu, n=174; g: Dong Hai, Bac Lieu, n=115; h: Dam Doi, Ca Mau, n=215).

Table I.

Number of Butis koilomatodon collected from six studied sites.

M, males and F, females.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 55, Iss. 1, Pages 1-500

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