The lsraeli Joumal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh 50(1), 1998, 3-11

FOOD OF THE THIN-LIPPED GREY MULLET (LIZA RAMADA)
IN LAKE KINNERET, ISRAEL


James Shapiro

Kinneret Fisheries Laboratory, Department of Fisheries, Tiberias 14100, Israel

(Received 9.6.97, Accepted 14.1.98)

Abstract

Analysis of gut contents of the thin-lipped grey mullet (Liza ramada) in Lake Kinneret over a four year period (1986-1989) Indicates that this fish is an omnivorous benthivore which feeds mainly In the littoral zone. The most important food for L. ramada is the organic material present in the sand and mud. L. ramada also fed upon Cladocera, Copepoda and diatoms. A calanoid copepod, Eudiaptomus sp., was also found among the food organisms.


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