Food and Feeding Habits Summary Urophycis chuss
 
Main Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
Fish stage adults Mean length 34.00 NG
Sample size 681 Percent empty 28
Country USA Locality Gulf of Maine.
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Urophycis chuss
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
1.50 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Pontogeneia inermis 0.6% Parathemisto sp., 0.1% Leptocheirus pinguis, 0.6% Pontogeneia inermis, 0.2% unidentified amphipods.
22.60 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Merluccius bilinearis 2.1% Melanogrammus aeglefinus, 10.1% Merluccius bilinearis, 1.4% Ammodytes dubius, 9% unidentified osteichthyes.
5.20 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Animal remains and misc.
42.80 % zooplankton plank. crust. euphausiids juv./adults Meganyctiphanes norvegica 40% Meganyctiphanes norvegica, 2.8% unidentified euphausiids.
0.30 % zooplankton plank. crust. mysids juv./adults mysids Unidentified mysids.
2.10 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults crustacea Unidentified crustacea.
19.30 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Dichelopandalus leptocerus 7.8% Dichelopandalus leptocerus, 4% Pandalus borealis, 2.6% Pandalidae, 0.8% Crangon septemspinosa, 0.4% Crangonidae, 0.5% Axiidae, 0.5% Paguridae, 0.7% Cancer irroratus, 0.2% Cancridae, 1.8% unidentified decapods.
3.80 % zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other mollusks juv./adults bivalves 2.4% bivalves, 1.4% cephalopoda.
2.40 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
Entered by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.24.01
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