International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2016; 4(3): 538-542 Food and feeding habits of freshwater crabs (Sudanonautes Africanus Milne-Edwards, 1883) at the bank of Asejire reservoir in South-West, Nigeria

Sodamola My, Akinbola Dd, Adejola Ya, Sodamola My, Akinbola Dd, Adejola Ya
The food and feeding habits of S. africanus was investigated at Asejire reservoir in South West Nigeria over 12 months period (433) specimens of S. africanus were examined for food and feeding habits from the reservoir. S. africanus is an opportunistic omnivore feeding mainly on fishes, crustaceans, earthworms, ants, insects and sand and some plant materials. It was observed that there was no variation in feed consumed to the size of the crab and also, they did not exhibit variation in their
more » ... riation in their food preferences by sexes (female and male) but little variation occurred based on their age. It was also observed that adult crabs consumed more flesh such as fishes, crustaceans, earthworm ants and insets than the young ones.