Food and Feeding Habits Summary Dactylopterus volitans
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 18.60 SL
Sample size 7 Percent empty
Country Puerto Rico Locality Also U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov. 1958 - Jun. 1961.
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Dactylopterus volitans
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
1.40 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults amphipods
7.20 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults bivalves
5.00 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults bony fish
61.70 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Portunus Portunus, majid, parthenopid, other portunid crabs
5.40 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults Penaeidae Penaeidae
19.30 % zoobenthos benth. crust. stomatopods juv./adults Gonodactylus sp. Gonodactylus sp.
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.18.94
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