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Pellonula leonensis (Guinean sprat; Muffin sprat; Sardine; Smalltoothed pellonula)

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Attributes

Migration [1]  Anadromous

Prey / Diet

Coptodon guineensis (Guinean tilapia)[2]
Ethmalosa fimbriata (Bonga shad)[2]
Pellonula leonensis (Guinean sprat)[3]
Sardinella maderensis (Madeiran sardinella)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Elops lacerta (Atlantic ladyfish)[3]
Pellonula leonensis (Guinean sprat)[3]
Schilbe mystus (Silver catfish)[4]
Sphyraena afra (Guinean barracuda)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Neobivagina pelotretis[3]

Range Map

Distribution

Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: lagoons, lakes, lower and upper reaches of rivers from Senegal to Cameroon, also in lower reaches of coastal river basins from Cameroon to Democratic Republic of the Congo, upper Niger and lower Benue, apparently not in upper parts of Congo syste; Africa: lagoons, lakes, lower and upper reaches of rivers from Senegal to Cameroon, also in lower reaches of coastal river basins from Cameroon to Democratic Republic of the Congo, upper Niger and lower Benue, apparently not in upper parts of Congo system (Ref. 2244). Also recorded from Cross (Ref. 2849).; Angola; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Bandama River; Benin; Benue River; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Cavally River; Chad; Comoé River; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Cross River; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopian; Fatala; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Great Scarcies; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Kainji Lake; Lake Chad/Chari River; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Nipoué; Ouémé River; Pra River; Saint John; Saloum; Sanaga; Sassandra River; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Tano; Togo; Volta; Zaïre; Ébrié Lagoon;

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1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Comparative analysis of trophic structure and interactions of two tropical lagoons, M.C. Villanueva, P. Lalèyè, J.-J. Albaret, R. Laë, L. Tito de Morais and J. Moreau, Ecological Modelling, Vol. 197, Issues 3-4 , 25 August 2006, P. 461-477
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4"The food and feeding habits of Eutropius niloticus (Ruppell), family Schilbeidae (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes) in Lake Kainji, Nigeria", Akinola A. Olatunde, Hydrobiologia February 1978, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 197-207