Food and Feeding Habits Summary Rostroraja eglanteria
Main Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
Fish stage adults Mean length 48.00 NG
Sample size 7 Percent empty 14.29
Country USA Locality Middle Atlantic, offshore and inshore south, inshore north of Cape Hatteras.
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Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Rostroraja eglanteria
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
0.40 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Rhepoxynius epistomus Acanthohaustorius millsi (0.1%) and Rhepoxynius epistomus (0.3%).
1.00 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Animal remains and miscellaneous.
71.80 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Cancer irroratus Cancer irroratus (71.5%), and Cancridae (0.3%)).
19.70 % nekton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates juv./adults Branchiostoma sp. Branchiostoma sp. (8.2%) and unidentified Osteichthyes (11.5%).
6.50 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults Diopatra cuprea Diopatra cuprea (3.9%), Ophelia sp. (2.6%), and unidentified Polychaeta (<0.1%).
0.60 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults Crangon septemspinosa Crangon septemspinosa.
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.01.01
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.04.01
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.17.01
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