Food and Feeding Habits Summary Hemigymnus melapterus
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Fish stage recruits/juv. Mean length 14.30 SL
Sample size 3 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
22.11 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Gammaridea 21% Gammaridea
2.11 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults fish 2% fish
3.16 % zoobenthos mollusks chitons juv./adults chitons 3% chitons
30.53 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults crabs 27% unid. crabs, 2% hermit crabs
12.63 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults gastropods 12% gastropods
4.21 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans n.a./others tanaids 4% tanaids
1.05 % zooplankton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates n.a./others Foraminifera 1% Foraminifera
1.05 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults errant polychaetes 1% errant polychaetes
15.79 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults shrimps 15% shrimps
7.37 % zoobenthos benth. crust. stomatopods juv./adults stomatopods 7% stomatopods
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.24.93
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