The biology of the Cascadu, Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock)

Indar Ramnarine

Abstract


Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock) is an armoured catfish belonging to the family Callichthyidae. It is locally known as the cascadu, cascadura or cascadoo. The cascadu is the most important freshwater food-fish in Trinidad. Its life history and biology are reported on here.

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