Food and Feeding Habits Summary Citharichthys arctifrons
 
Main Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 11.00 NG
Sample size 129 Percent empty 29
Country USA Locality Southern New England.
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Citharichthys arctifrons
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
19.20 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Unciola sp. 0.5% Ampelisca agassizi, 1.6% Byblis serrata, 0.7% Ampeliscidae, 0.8% Ericthonius sp., 7.6% Unciola sp., 0.4% Casco bigelowi, 5.3% Leptocheirus pinguis, 2.3% unidentified Amphipoda.
6.80 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Gadidae 5.2% Gadidae, 1.6% Osteichthyes larvae and eggs.
3.80 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Animal remains and misc.
0.20 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Cumacea Cumacea.
9.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Cancer irroratus 0.9% Crangon septemspinosa, 1.7% Munida sp., 1.5% Majidae, 3.1% Cancer irroratus, 1% Cancridae, 0.4% Decapoda larvae, 0.4% unidentified decapoda.
11.30 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults crustacea Unidentified crustacea.
43.20 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults Lumbrineris sp. 3.4% Maldanidae, 2.4% Lumbrineris sp., 5.6% Lumbrineridae, 17.6% Nephtyidae, 14.2% unidentified Polychaeta.
4.10 % zoobenthos echinoderms sea stars/brittle stars juv./adults Ophiura sp. 1.1% Ophiura sp., 3% Ophiuroidea.
2.40 % zoobenthos benth. crust. stomatopods juv./adults Platysquilla enodis 1.8% Platysquilla enodis, 0.6% unidentified Stomatopoda.
Entered by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.29.01
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