Food and Feeding Habits Summary Diodon hystrix
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 34.20 SL
Sample size 42 Percent empty 21
Country Puerto Rico Locality Also U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov. 1958 - Jun. 1961.
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Diodon hystrix
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
13.00 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults bivalves
5.90 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Diogenidae Diogenidae, Paguridae
14.90 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Calappidae Calappidae, Portunidae, Xanthidae, Majidae
0.30 % detritus detritus debris n.a./others debris
31.30 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults Acmaea Acmaea, Astraea, Calliostoma, Cerithium, Columbella, Conus, Fasciolaria, Fissurella, Hemitoma, Littorina, Melampus, Modulus, Murex, Muricopsis, Natica, Nitidella, Oliva, Siphonaria, Strombus, Tegula, Turbo, Turritella
34.60 % zoobenthos echinoderms sea urchins juv./adults Diadema Diadema, Echinometra, Eucidaris, Tripneustes
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.18.94
Back to Search
Back to Top
cfm script by eagbayani, 01.11.99 ,  php script by rolavides, 07/05/08 ,  last modified by dsantos, 09/02/14