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The lungfish Protopterus annectans (Owen) as a biocontrol agent against schistosome vector snails



The lungfish Protopterus annectans (Owen) as a biocontrol agent against schistosome vector snails



Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 88(2): 131-134



Laboratory and small scale experiments were carried out to study the food preferences of P. annectans. When individual fish were offered a range of aquatic fauna in an aquarium, only snails (Biomphalaria pfeifferi) and dragonfly larvae were consumed. When offered a choice, the fish appeared to prefer snails, with larger fish (up to 300 mm) capable of eating up to 200 snails/day.

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