Food and Feeding Habits Summary Sphyrna zygaena
 
Main Ref. Gonzalez-Pestana, A., N. Acuna-Perales, J. Coasaca-Cespedes, F. Cordova-Zavaleta, J. Alfaro-Shigueto, J.C. Mangel and P. Espinoza, 2017
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 173.50 TL
Sample size 485 Percent empty 22
Country Peru Locality along the coast of northern Peru
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Sphyrna zygaena
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
0.10 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Scomberesox saurus scombroides %W=0.1
0.10 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Selene brevoortii %W=0.1
0.10 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Trachurus murphyi %W=0.1
0.10 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults unspecified Fistulariidae %W=0.1
0.20 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Hemanthias peruanus %W=0.2
0.30 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Anchoa nasus %W=0.3
0.30 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Sardinops sagax %W=0.3
0.30 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Scomber japonicus %W=0.03
0.40 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Opisthonema libertate %W=0.4
0.60 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults unspecified Engraulidae %W=0.6
1.60 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Ancistrocheirus lesueurii %W=1.6
1.70 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Merluccius gayi peruanus %W=1.7
2.20 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Stigmatoteuthis hoylei %W=2.2
3.20 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Peprilus sp. %W=3.2
2.70 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others unspecified fish remains %W=2.7
2.10 % zoobenthos mollusks octopi juv./adults Octopodea %W=2.1. Refers to Argonauta spp., Tremoctopus violaceus.
0.10 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Architeuthis dux %W=0.1
1.00 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Ommastrephes bartramii %W=1
1.20 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Octopoteuthis sicula %W=1.2
7.51 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Gonatus antarcticus %W=7.5
9.11 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Mastigoteuthis dentata %W=9.1
30.53 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Dosidicus gigas %W=30.5
34.53 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Doryteuthis gahi %W=34.5
Entered by De Leon, Selina on 11.04.19
Modified by De Leon, Selina on 11.06.19
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