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 53.00 NG
Sample size 12 Percent empty 0
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
0.60 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults Ensis directus Ensis directus.
78.60 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Peprilus triacanthus Peprilus triacanthus (7.1%), Soleidae (65.7%), and unidentified Osteichthyes (5.8%).
3.20 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Animal remains and miscellaneous.
12.20 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Cancer irroratus Cancer irroratus (10.8%), Cancridae (0.8%), Ovalipes ocellatus (0.5%), and unidentified crabs (0.1%).
1.10 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Decapoda Unspecified Decapoda.
0.80 % zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other cephalopods juv./adults Cephalopoda Unspecified Cephalopoda.
1.90 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults Crangon septemspinosa Crangon septemspinosa (<0.1%) and Sicyonia sp. (1.9%).
1.60 % zoobenthos benth. crust. stomatopods juv./adults Stomatopoda Unspecified Stomatopoda.
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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