Food and Feeding Habits Summary Acanthostracion quadricornis
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 24.80 SL
Sample size 6 Percent empty
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 Acanthostracion quadricornis
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
20.68 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates ascidians juv./adults tunicates 18.3% tunicates
3.39 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Thalassia testudinum Thalassia testudinum
8.14 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Halimeda opuntia 7.2% Halimeda opuntia, blue-greens
1.92 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults pelecypods 0.3% pelecypods incl. 0.3% shrimps & 0.3% amphipods
9.38 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs n.a./others Pagurus bonairensis 8.3% Pagurus bonairensis
2.82 % zooplankton jellyfish/hydroids jellyfish/hydroids juv./adults Scyphozoans 2.5% Scyphozoans
16.95 % zoobenthos cnidarians n.a./other polyps n.a./others Bunodosoma 10.8% Bunodosoma , Phyllactis , Zoanthus
2.03 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes 1.8% polychaetes
34.69 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges juv./adults sponge 30.7% sponge
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.18.94
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