Food and Feeding Habits Summary Engraulis encrasicolus
Main Ref. Tudela, S., I. Palomera and G. QuĂ­lez, 2002
Fish stage larvae Mean length NG
Sample size 29 Percent empty
Country Spain Locality Catalan Sea - Gulf of Lions, July 1992.
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Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Engraulis encrasicolus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
2.40 % plants phytoplankton diatoms n.a./others diatoms
7.60 % plants phytoplankton dinoflagellates n.a./others dinoflagellates
25.00 % zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae eggs copepod eggs copepod eggs
52.60 % zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae larvae fish nauplii nauplii
10.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods larvae Oithona nana Copepodites: Oithona nana, Temora stylifera, Microsetella norvegica, Oncaea sp., Centropages sp., Paracalanus sp.
2.40 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes recruits/juv. polychaetes
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.22.02
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