Food and Feeding Habits Summary Engraulis encrasicolus
Main Ref. Tudela, S., I. Palomera and G. QuĂ­lez, 2002
Fish stage larvae Mean length 6.00 TL
Sample size 58 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
3.90 % plants phytoplankton dinoflagellates n.a./others dinoflagellates
38.60 % zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae larvae fish nauplii nauplii
1.30 % zooplankton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates n.a./others tintinnids tintinids
2.70 % others others n.a./others fruits/seeds pollen pollen
13.30 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods eggs plank. copepods
40.20 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods larvae Temora stylifera Copepodites: Oithona nana, Temora stylifera, Microsetella norvegica, Oncaea sp., Centropages sp., Paracalanus sp.
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.22.02
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