Food items reported for Acanthurus xanthopterus
n = 10
Food I Food II Food III Food name Country Predator Stage
detritus detritus debris unidentified Hawaii juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds algal fronds Papua New Guinea juv./adults
plants phytoplankton diatoms unidentified Hawaii juv./adults
plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton filamentous microalgae Papua New Guinea juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans unidentified crustaceans Papua New Guinea juv./adults
zoobenthos cnidarians hard corals coral particles Papua New Guinea juv./adults
zoobenthos cnidarians n.a./other polyps unidentified hydroids Marshall Is. juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other mollusks unidentified mollusks Papua New Guinea juv./adults
zoobenthos worms non-annelids unidentified nematodes Papua New Guinea juv./adults
zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates unidentified foraminiferans Papua New Guinea juv./adults
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