Food and Feeding Habits Summary Leiostomus xanthurus
 
Main Ref. Hodson, R.G., J.O. Hackman and C.R. Bennett, 1981
Fish stage recruits/juv. Mean length 5.00 TL
Sample size 1026 Percent empty 21
Country USA Locality Cape Fear Estuary, North Carolina
Period
  • January
  • February
  • 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
3.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults amphipods
2.00 % zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae larvae Atherinidae Atherinid larvae
3.00 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults gastropods
3.00 % zoobenthos insects insects larvae Diptera Diptera larvae
4.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. isopods juv./adults isopods
2.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. mysids juv./adults Neomysis americana 1% Neomysis americana, Palaemonetes larvae, Acarina
50.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Leptochelia rapax Leptochelia rapax
3.00 % zoobenthos worms non-annelids juv./adults non-annelids
16.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. Copepods juv./adults Harpacticoida Harpacticoida, Cyclopoida, Ostracoda & Foraminifera
14.00 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
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