Food and Feeding Habits Summary Halichoeres maculipinna
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 7.80 SL
Sample size 24 Percent empty 4
Country Puerto Rico Locality Also U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov. 1958 - Jun. 1961.
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Halichoeres maculipinna
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
5.23 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Gammaridea Gammaridea & Hyperiidea
2.46 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults pelecypods 2.4% pelecypods
1.54 % zoobenthos mollusks chitons juv./adults chitons
3.18 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults crabs 3.1% crabs
5.64 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults Caecum nitidum 5.3% Caecum nitidum, C. pulchellum, Petaloconchus, Tricolia
4.41 % zoobenthos mollusks octopi juv./adults octopus 4.3% octopus
9.32 % zoobenthos benth. crust. ostracods juv./adults ostracods 5.9% ostracods incl. 1.7% isopods, 1.5% tanaids
10.45 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods juv./adults Euterpina 10.2% Euterpina, harpacticoids
49.18 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults lumbrinerids 47.1% lumbrinerids, nereids, 0.9% sipunculids
8.60 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults shrimps 6.5% shrimps incl.1.9% unid. crustaceans
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.16.94
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