Food and Feeding Habits Summary Sphyrna zygaena
 
Main Ref. Smale, M.J., 1991
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 200.00 TL
Sample size 144 Percent empty
Country South Africa Locality Eastern Cape Coast
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
50.00 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Merluccius capensis Merluccius capensis, Trachurus trachurus capensis, Lepidopus caudatus, Scomberesox saurus scombroides, Sardinops ocellatus, Etrumeus whiteheadi, Genypterus capensis
1.50 % nekton finfish n.a./other finfish juv./adults Squalus megalops Squalus megalops
48.50 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Loligo v. reynaudii mainly Loligo v. reynaudii
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 08.05.98
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