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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(9): 391-401
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.045


Food and Feeding Habits of the Bivalve Cardium costatum (Linné, 1758) in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Côte d'Ivoire
Kouato Fulgence1*, Kouakou Fokouo Kessia Irène1, Agnissan Aka Jean-Pauland Otchoumou Atcho2
1Department of Animal Biology, Formation Unit and Research of Biological Sciences, University Peleforo Gon Coulibaly, BP 1328 Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
2Laboratory of Animal Biology and Cytology, Formation Unit and Research of Natural Sciences, University Nangui Abrogoua, 02 BP 801 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The diet of 400 specimens of Cardium costatum from the exclusive economic zone of Côte d'Ivoire was studied for two years depending on the hydrological seasons and the size of the individuals. Stomach contents were analyzed using frequency of occurrence, numerical frequency, and specific abundance methods. The results obtained show that this bivalve is a planktophagus and also feeds on inert organic matter (detritus) and bacteria. Phytoplankton forms the major constituent of its diet regardless of season and size. However, most immature young people have a specialist feeding strategy for Navicula and mature ones prefer Amphora.


Keywords: Stomach contents, diet, phytoplankton, marine season, Ivory Coast
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Kouato Fulgence, Kouakou Fokouo Kessia Irène, Agnissan Aka Jean-Paul and Otchoumou Atcho. 2021. Food and Feeding Habits of the Bivalve Cardium costatum (Linné, 1758) in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Côte d'Ivoire.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(9): 391-401. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.045