Food and Feeding Habits Summary Bythaelurus hispidus
Main Ref. Nair, R.V. and K.K. Appukuttan, 1973
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 15.00 TL
Sample size 241 Percent empty
Country India Locality Mandapam, Gulf of Mannar
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Bythaelurus hispidus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
0.42 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults flatfishes flatfishes
1.27 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults eels eels
4.56 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Gonostoma sp. Gonostoma sp.
14.20 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Myctophum sp. Myctophum sp.
43.99 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults bony fish
1.59 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults benth. crustaceans
0.64 % zooplankton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates larvae stomatopod 0.4% alima of stomatopod, 0.2% zoea of crab
14.83 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults Solenocera hexii Solenocera hexii
18.54 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults squids/cuttlefish
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 12.03.92
Modified by Sa-a, Pascualita on 12.03.00
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