Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|dc.title||The introduction, origin and life-history attributes of the non-native cichlid Etroplus suratensis in the coastal waters of Singapore|
|dc.identifier.citation||Ng, T.H., Tan, H.H. (2010-06). The introduction, origin and life-history attributes of the non-native cichlid Etroplus suratensis in the coastal waters of Singapore. Journal of Fish Biology 76 (9) : 2238-2260. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02642.x|
|dc.description.abstract||Etroplus suratensis, a southern Asian cichlid, has established populations in Singapore. The fish, which was first collected in 1995, was probably introduced via the aquarium trade or through the Johor River in Malaysia. The growth, feeding and reproductive characteristics were found to follow its ecology in its native range in southern Asia, and its establishment in Singapore could be due to the similarity in environment and availability of food. Changes in intestinal length indicated diet shifts from a predominantly herbivorous to an omnivorous one as it matured. Stomach contents did not provide comparable evidence. Diet similarity to two other introduced cichlids may imply that interspecies resource competition exists. Closer monitoring is needed to determine its effects on the local environment. © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.|
|dc.description.sourcetitle||Journal of Fish Biology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show simple item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Jan 18, 2021
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Jan 11, 2021
checked on Jan 17, 2021
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.