Food and Feeding Habits Summary Hemigymnus melapterus
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Fish stage recruits/juv. Mean length 6.50 SL
Sample size 7 Percent empty
Country Ryukyu Is. Locality Minatogawa, Okinawa Is.
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Hemigymnus melapterus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
32.26 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Gammaridea 24% Gammaridea, 4% shrimps, 2% Galatheid crabs
18.28 % zoobenthos benth. crust. benth. copepods juv./adults Harpacticoida 17% Harpacticoida
17.20 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults crabs 16% unid. crabs
4.30 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods recruits/juv. gastropod 3% gastropod egg capsules, 1% gastropod juv./adults
12.90 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Tanaids 11% Tanaids incl. 1% Cumacea
2.15 % zooplankton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates n.a./others Foraminifera 2% Foraminifera
4.30 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods n.a./others Cyclopoida 4% Cyclopoida
2.15 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults errant polychaetes 2% errant polychaetes
6.45 % zoobenthos benth. crust. stomatopods juv./adults stomatopods 6% stomatopods
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.24.93
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