Food and Feeding Habits Summary Sargocentron vexillarium
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 8.20 SL
Sample size 55 Percent empty 24
Country Puerto Rico Locality Also U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov. 1958 - Jun. 1961.
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  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Sargocentron vexillarium
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
5.20 % nekton finfish bony fish adults Acanthurus sp. Acanthurus sp. incl. larvae
10.30 % zoobenthos mollusks chitons juv./adults Choneplax lata Choneplax lata
26.90 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Domecia hispida Domecia hispida, Mithrax, Petrolisthes galathinus
25.10 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults Acmaea Acmaea, Diodora, Fissurella, Hyalina, Nitidella, Persicula, Pseudostomatella, Synaptocochlea
5.70 % zoobenthos benth. crust. isopods juv./adults isopods
1.60 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans n.a./others benth. crustaceans
0.40 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods juv./adults plank. copepods
4.00 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
20.80 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults alpheids alpheids, gnathophyllids, etc
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.13.94
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