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 juv./adults Mean length 32.00 NG
Sample size 94 Percent empty 25
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 Urophycis chuss
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
1.10 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Aeginina longicornis 0.2% Aeginina longicornis, 0.2% Leptocheirus pinguis, 0.7 unidentified amphipods.
51.30 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Merluccius bilinearis 16% Merluccius bilinearis, 5.1% Scomber scombrus, 30.2% unidentified osteichthyes.
5.50 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Animal remains and misc.
0.50 % zooplankton plank. crust. mysids juv./adults Neomysis americana 0.2% Neomysis americana, 0.3% unidentified mysids.
2.70 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults crustacea Unidentified crustacea.
29.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Dichelopandalus leptocerus 11.8% Dichelopandalus leptocerus, 0.2% pandalidae, 11.7% Crangon septemspinosa, 0.2% Crangonidae, 0.1% Axiidae, 3.7% Cancer irroratus, 1.3% unidentified decapods.
0.50 % zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other mollusks juv./adults cephalopods cephalopods.
9.40 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
Entered by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.24.01
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