Food and Feeding Habits Summary Carcharhinus obscurus
 
Main Ref. Smale, M.J., 1991
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 200.00 TL
Sample size 67 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 Carcharhinus obscurus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
0.10 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others benthic algae/weeds
69.90 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Sardinops sagax 47.1% Sardinops sagax, 3% Pagellus b. natalensis, 2.8% Liza richardsoni, 1.7% Argyrosomus hololepidotus, 1.5% Pomadasys olivaceum, 1.4% Sparidae, 1.2% Scomber japonicus, 1.2% Rhabdosargus holubi
4.20 % nekton finfish n.a./other finfish juv./adults Rhinobatus annulatus 3.9% Rhinobatus annulatus , 0.3% Chondrichthyian remains
25.80 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Loligo reynaudii 21.4% Loligo reynaudii, 2.1% Sepia spp., 2.3% Octopus spp.
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 08.04.98
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