volume 97, issue 3, P343-347 2007
DOI: 10.1590/s0073-47212007000300020
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Abstract: ABSTRACT. Feeding ecology ofTo express diet results, were used occurrence and volumetric methods. The individuals consumed expressive amount of Chironomidae and Ephemeroptera larvae, in both bays and periods (dry and wet). Ontogenetic analysis showed that small individuals (Standard length = 1.6 to 7.2 cm) ate mainly Chironomidae, whereas larger ones (Standard length = 13.0 to 18.6 cm) consumed mainly Ephemeroptera. Then it is possible to infer that P. bonariensis is benthic-feeding fish with specialized diet…

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