Dry Season Spawning in the Cascadu Hoplosternum littorale

Indar W. Ramnarine

Abstract


Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock 1828) is a neotropical armoured catfish belonging to the family Callichthyidae. While the cascadu, as the fish is known locally, spawns in the rainy season, from June to November, nests of the cascadu were observed during February 2002 in a pond at the Bamboo Grove Fish Farm, Valsayn.


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Singh, T. B. 1978. The biology of the Cascadu Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock 1828) with reference to its reproductive biology and population dynamics. Ph.D, thesis, The University of the West Indies, 298 pp.

Ramnarine, I.W. 2001. Hatching trials of the armoured catfish Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock). Aquaculture, 198: 123 - 127.


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