Food and Feeding Habits Summary Thalassoma hardwicke
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Fish stage recruits/juv. Mean length 7.80 SL
Sample size 9 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 Thalassoma hardwicke
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
2.00 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults bivalves
23.00 % zoobenthos mollusks chitons juv./adults chitons
39.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Crabs 35% unid. crabs, 3% xanthid crabs, 1% galatheid crabs
11.00 % zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae eggs fish eggs
12.00 % zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae larvae fish larvae
6.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Gammaridea 4% Gammaridea incl. 1% stomatopods, 1% tanaids
3.00 % zooplankton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates eggs plank. invertebrates
1.00 % zoobenthos worms non-annelids juv./adults sipunculids sipunculids
1.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods juv./adults Cyclopoid copepods Cyclopoid copepods
2.00 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.25.93
Modified by Sa-a, Pascualita on 12.03.00
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