Food and Feeding Habits Summary Megalops atlanticus
Main Ref. Gómez-Canchong, P., L. Manjarrés M., L.O. Duarte and J. Altamar, 2004
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length NG
Sample size 8 Percent empty
Country Colombia Locality Magdalena and La Guajira
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Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Megalops atlanticus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
56.15 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Anguiliformes
18.06 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults crabs Cangrejos y otros crustáceos
21.40 % detritus detritus debris n.a./others detritus
2.48 % zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates juv./adults invertebrates Miscelánea invertebrados filtradores
1.91 % zooplankton other plank. invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates juv./adults zooplankton
0.01 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults Polychaeta Poliquestos infaunales
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.29.08
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.31.08
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