Year 2020, Volume 3 , Issue 2, Pages 110 - 123 2020-04-01

Aspects of life history patterns of the cichlid fish Hemichromis fasciatus Peters, 1857 from Okpara Stream, Northern Benin, West Africa

Rachad SIDI IMOROU [1] , Alphonse ADITE [2] , Hamidou ARAME [3] , Pejanos Stanislas SONON [4]


The piscivorous cichlid Hemichromis fasciatus dominated the Okpara Stream of Oueme River in Benin, and numerically made 29.49% of the fish community. Some aspects of the reproductive biology of this fresh/ brackish water cichlid were examined to evaluate the spawning patterns and establishment of the species in Okpara Stream. Hemichromis fasciatus individuals were sampled monthly during 18 months from December 2015 to May 2017 with seine, cast nets, gillnets, hooks and traps. Among the 2,818 individuals sampled, 55.43% were females and 37.33% were males with a sex-ratio of 1.49:1. The species showed low fecundities ranging between 113 and 1,716 oocytes. Length at first sexual maturity (L50) in Okpara Stream were reduced, 9.22 cm-TL (females) and 10.95 cm-TL (males), indicating an early maturation. The ovarian structure give evidence of multiple spawning and the species reproduces all seasons. In Okpara Stream, Hemichromis fasciatus exhibited a life history strategy between “r” and “K” selection, yet, close to “r” selection. Because the length at first capture (Lc50 = 8.78 cm) is lower than sizes at first sexual maturity, stocks of spawners could be reduced and leading to low recruitment.
Life-history, Hemichromis fasciatus, Okpara stream, Multiple spawning, Recruitment, Early maturity
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Primary Language en
Subjects Marine and Freshwater Biology
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-6910-0059
Author: Rachad SIDI IMOROU
Institution: Laboratoire d’Ecologie et de Management des Ecosystèmes Aquatiques (LEMEA), Département de Zoologie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, BP 526 Cotonou, Benin
Country: Benin


Orcid: 0000-0002-2255-4464
Author: Alphonse ADITE (Primary Author)
Institution: Laboratoire d’Ecologie et de Management des Ecosystèmes Aquatiques (LEMEA), Département de Zoologie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, BP 526 Cotonou, Benin
Country: Benin


Orcid: 0000-0002-0039-7787
Author: Hamidou ARAME
Institution: Laboratoire d’Ecologie et de Management des Ecosystèmes Aquatiques (LEMEA), Département de Zoologie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, BP 526 Cotonou, Benin.
Country: Benin


Orcid: 0000-0003-3810-7623
Author: Pejanos Stanislas SONON
Institution: Laboratoire d’Ecologie et de Management des Ecosystèmes Aquatiques (LEMEA), Département de Zoologie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, BP 526 Cotonou, Benin.
Country: Benin


Supporting Institution Laboratoire d'Ecologie et de Management des Écosystèmes Aquatiques, Département de Zoologie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques
Dates

Application Date : December 23, 2019
Acceptance Date : February 18, 2020
Publication Date : April 1, 2020

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APA SIDI IMOROU, R , ADITE, A , ARAME, H , SONON, P . (2020). Aspects of life history patterns of the cichlid fish Hemichromis fasciatus Peters, 1857 from Okpara Stream, Northern Benin, West Africa. Aquatic Research , 3 (2) , 110-123 . DOI: 10.3153/AR20010
MLA SIDI IMOROU, R , ADITE, A , ARAME, H , SONON, P . "Aspects of life history patterns of the cichlid fish Hemichromis fasciatus Peters, 1857 from Okpara Stream, Northern Benin, West Africa". Aquatic Research 3 (2020 ): 110-123 <http://aquatres.scientificwebjournals.com/en/issue/51225/663910>
Chicago SIDI IMOROU, R , ADITE, A , ARAME, H , SONON, P . "Aspects of life history patterns of the cichlid fish Hemichromis fasciatus Peters, 1857 from Okpara Stream, Northern Benin, West Africa". Aquatic Research 3 (2020 ): 110-123
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ISNAD SIDI IMOROU, Rachad , ADITE, Alphonse , ARAME, Hamidou , SONON, Pejanos . "Aspects of life history patterns of the cichlid fish Hemichromis fasciatus Peters, 1857 from Okpara Stream, Northern Benin, West Africa". Aquatic Research 3 / 2 (April 2020): 110-123 . https://doi.org/10.3153/AR20010
AMA SIDI IMOROU R , ADITE A , ARAME H , SONON P . Aspects of life history patterns of the cichlid fish Hemichromis fasciatus Peters, 1857 from Okpara Stream, Northern Benin, West Africa. Aquat Res. 2020; 3(2): 110-123.
Vancouver SIDI IMOROU R , ADITE A , ARAME H , SONON P . Aspects of life history patterns of the cichlid fish Hemichromis fasciatus Peters, 1857 from Okpara Stream, Northern Benin, West Africa. Aquatic Research. 2020; 3(2): 123-110.