Food and Feeding Habits Summary Argyropelecus aculeatus
 
Main Ref. Hopkins, T.L. and R.C. Baird, 1985
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 1.90 SL
Sample size 174 Percent empty
Country Locality Eastern Gulf of Mexico
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Argyropelecus aculeatus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
7.64 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults amphipods
1.76 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates ascidians juv./adults ascidians
8.47 % zoobenthos benth. crust. benth. copepods juv./adults benth. copepods
9.81 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults bony fish
14.98 % zooplankton plank. crust. euphausiids juv./adults euphausiids
14.26 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Decapoda Decapoda
20.97 % zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other mollusks juv./adults mollusks
5.17 % zooplankton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates juv./adults Chaetognatha Chaetognatha
16.12 % zoobenthos benth. crust. ostracods juv./adults ostracods
0.83 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.16.98
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