Food and Feeding Habits Summary Squalus megalops
 
Main Ref. Ebert, D.A., L.J.V. Compagno and P.D. Cowley, 1992
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 48.80 TL
Sample size 88 Percent empty 40
Country Locality west coast of southern Africa
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Squalus megalops
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
65.70 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Paracallionymus costatus 3.8% Myctophidae, 17% Paracallionymus costatus, 6.7% Lepidopus caudatus, 8.9% Etrumeus whiteheadi, 8.9% Engraulis capensis, 20.4% unid. teleosts
0.40 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
31.80 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults squids/cuttlefish
2.10 % zoobenthos benth. crust. stomatopods juv./adults stomatopods
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 08.27.97
Modified by Miranda, Lilibeth on 11.15.01
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 11.15.01
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