Food and Feeding Habits Summary Carcharhinus obscurus
 
Main Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
Fish stage adults Mean length 99.00 NG
Sample size 8 Percent empty 25
Country USA Locality Middle Atlantic
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Carcharhinus obscurus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
17.90 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Leiostomus xanthurus Leiostomus xanthurus (6.3%), Ammodytes dubius (1.8%), Clupeidae (3.3%), and unidentified Osteichthyes (6.5%).
0.60 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Sand (0.6%) and animal remains and miscellaneous (<0.1%).
78.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Ovalipes ocellatus Ovalipes ocellatus (78%), and Cancer irroratus (<0.1%).
1.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Decapoda Unidentified Decapoda (1.0%).
2.40 % zoobenthos echinoderms n.a./other echinoderms juv./adults Echinarachnius parma Echinarachnius parma
0.10 % zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other mollusks juv./adults Mollusca Unidentified Mollusca.
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 04.27.01
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 04.10.03
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.17.01
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