Food and Feeding Habits Summary Leiostomus xanthurus
Main Ref. Adams, S.M., 1976
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 18.00 TL
Sample size 112 Percent empty
Country USA Locality Beaufort, North Carolina
  • January
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  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Leiostomus xanthurus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
2.60 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Gammaridea Gammaridea
3.30 % zoobenthos benth. crust. benth. copepods juv./adults Harpacticoida Harpacticoida
1.50 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others algae Filamentous algae and eelgrass
14.20 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults bivalves
67.50 % detritus detritus debris n.a./others debris
3.80 % zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates juv./adults Brittle stars Brittle stars, bryozoans, nematodes, nemertines, flatworms, crustacean nauplii and megalops
0.80 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods juv./adults Calanoida Calanoida
6.00 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
0.30 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults Palaemonetes Palaemonetes
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