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Diet of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Diet Of The Nile Crocodile in Okavango Botswana

Although difficult to compare statistically (because of seasons, size classes, and types of analyses used), the ontogenetic trends of crocodilian diet are similar for the different species. Young crocodilians primarily consume insects and arachnids (Platt et al., 2002); these decrease in importance as crocodilians increase in size (Tucker et al., 1996). The intermediate size classes of crocodilians have the most …

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Gastric Nematodes Of Nile Crocodiles In The Okavango River Botswana

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Gastric Nematodes Of Nile Crocodiles, Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti, 1768, In The Okavango River, Botswana A number of gastrointestinal nematodes from crocodilian hosts have been reported in the literature (Baker 1983). Amongst these the ascaridoid nematodes belonging to the subfamily Heterocheilinae and Anisakinae are some of the most prominent species (Sprent 1977, 1978, 1979a, b). Eight of the 11 genera are …

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