PWEMA KIAMFU Victor1*, MBOMBA BEKELI Nseu1, KIKALA AMI Erick2, LUSASI SWANA Willy1, MICHA Jean-Claude3

Use of The Fry of Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Siluriformes: Schilbeidae) In Biological Control of Mosquito Larvae.

To fight malaria, which accounts for about 90% of deaths in the world, World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed a global strategy to eradicate or to reduce this disease based on prevention, diagnosis and control of the vector. This study is initiated to test the consumption of mosquitoes larvae by the fry of Shilbe mystus as a mean in the biological control of this vector. After acclimation to the laboratory, Shilbe mystus fry caught in the Congo River at Kinkole were feed with mosquito larvae, maggots and earthworms. Shilbe mystus acclimatizes well in the laboratory in tanks without ventilation and lends itself well to manipulations. They feed on the larvae of mosquitoes and even in the presence of maggots and earthworms; this fish selects first mosquito larvae and then worms and maggots. They can therefore be used in biological control of this vector after tests in vivo. Télécharger l'article