Food and Feeding Habits Summary Halichoeres melanochir
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 8.80 SL
Sample size 8 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 Halichoeres melanochir
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
19.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Gammaridea Gammaridea
16.00 % zoobenthos mollusks chitons juv./adults chitons
19.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults majid crabs 13% unid. crabs incl. 2% majid crabs, 1% galatheid crabs, 1% tanaids, 1% shrimps, 1% Harpacticoid copepods
4.00 % zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae eggs fish 2% fish eggs, 1% fish larvae, 1% invertebrate eggs
25.00 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults gastropods 20% gastropods incl. 5% pelecypods
8.00 % zooplankton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates n.a./others Foraminifera Foraminifera
1.00 % zoobenthos worms non-annelids juv./adults sipunculids sipunculids
6.00 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes errant polychaetes
1.00 % zoobenthos echinoderms sea stars/brittle stars n.a./others ophiuroids ophiuroids
1.00 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges juv./adults sponges
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.23.93
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