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The Efficient Role of Dermestes in Damage of Fish in Bangui (Central African Republic)

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DOI: 10.4236/ae.2015.33013    3,484 Downloads   4,017 Views


A bad conservation of food is recognized as being one of the critical constraints upon food security among resource poor population across Africa. We have evaluated the traditional management of pests in fish in Central African Republic. The data were analyzed by a factor analysis of correspondence. The Group I contained sensitive species of fish to the attacks of Dermetes frishii, Dermetes lardarius and Dermestes carnivorus. There were: Labeocoubie, Mormyrus deliciosus, Polydactylus quadrifilis, Auchenoglanis occidentalis, Synodontis nigrita, Hydrocynus forskalli, Districhodus rostratus, Hydrocynus goliath and Mormyrusrume. The group II contained sensitive species of fishes to the attacks of D. maculatus. There were: Cyprinus carpio, Malapterurus electricus, Oreochromis mossambicus, Barbus occidentalis and Oreochromis mossambicus. Clariasgariecilus is the mostsensitive of dried fish to the attacks of Dermestes. Oreochromis mossambicus, Mormyrusrume and Synodontis nigrita are the last sensitive of dried fish to the attacks of Dermestes. The results showed that the tradictional management of dried fish in Central African Republic couldn’t be efficient for reducing the development of Dermestes.

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Florent, B. , Lucie, A. , Judith, G. , Patricia, W. , Innocent, Z. , Salomon, N. , Ponel-Béranger, L. , Ernest, K. and Silla, S. (2015) The Efficient Role of Dermestes in Damage of Fish in Bangui (Central African Republic). Advances in Entomology, 3, 111-117. doi: 10.4236/ae.2015.33013.

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