Food and Feeding Habits Summary Forsterygion varium
Main Ref. Russell, B.C., 1983
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 9.10 TL
Sample size 14 Percent empty
Country New Zealand Locality Northeastern coast
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Forsterygion varium
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
51.80 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Gammaridae Gammaridae, Caprellidae
25.70 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Hermit crabs Hermit crabs
3.20 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults Scutus breviculus Scutus breviculus
2.90 % zoobenthos benth. crust. isopods juv./adults isopods
0.70 % zoobenthos cnidarians n.a./other polyps juv./adults polyps
0.70 % zoobenthos benth. crust. ostracods juv./adults ostracods
5.00 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
7.10 % zoobenthos echinoderms sea stars/brittle stars juv./adults Ophionereis fasciata Ophionereis fasciata
2.90 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults Alpheus sp. Alpheus sp, Periclimines sp.
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 11.24.98
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