Food and Feeding Habits Summary Xyrichtys splendens
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 8.20 SL
Sample size 14 Percent empty 14
Country Puerto Rico Locality Also U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov. 1958 - Jun. 1961.
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Xyrichtys splendens
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
12.50 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Cymadusa sp. Cymadusa sp.
3.30 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults bivalves
1.70 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains other animals
1.40 % zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae eggs fish eggs
5.00 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults gastropods
0.80 % zoobenthos benth. crust. isopods juv./adults isopods
3.30 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults benth. crustaceans
11.20 % zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans larvae shrimp larvae shrimp larvae
60.80 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods juv./adults Candacia Candacia, Euchaeta, Nannocalanus, Oncaea, Sapphrina, Scolecithrix, Undinula
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.16.94
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