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 97.00 NG
Sample size 13 Percent empty 7.77
Country USA Locality Inshore North of Cape Hatteras.
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
86.20 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Leiostomus xanthurus Centropris striata (0.9%), Stenotomus chrysops (6.2%), Sciaenidae (19.6%), Cynoscion regalis (6.6%), Leiostomus xanthurus (16.4%), Scombridae (10.8%), Pleuronectiformes (5.0%), and unidentified Osteichthyes (20.7%).
0.30 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Animal remains and miscellaneous (0.3%) and sand (<0.1%).
0.20 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults crabs Unidentified crabs.
0.30 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Hyperiidae Unidentified Crustacea (0.3%) and Hyperiidae (Amphipoda) (<0.1%).
0.20 % zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other cephalopods juv./adults Cephalopoda Unidentified Cephalopoda (0.2%) and unspecified Nematoda (<0.1%).
12.00 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Loligo pealeii Loligo pealeii.
0.80 % zoobenthos benth. crust. stomatopods juv./adults Squilla empusa Squilla empusa.
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 04.27.01
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 04.10.03
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.04.01
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