Food and Feeding Habits Summary Monacanthus chinensis
 
Main Ref. Bell, J.D., J.J. Burchmore and D.A. Pollard, 1978
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 13.60 SL
Sample size 36 Percent empty
Country Australia Locality Port Hacking, New South Wales 1975 and 1976
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Monacanthus chinensis
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
2.97 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Amphipoda 2.9% Amphipoda
1.85 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates ascidians juv./adults Ascidians 1.8% Ascidians
35.90 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others algae 35% algae
42.77 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others seagrass 41.7% seagrass
10.36 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults gastropods 10.1% gastropods
3.79 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Decapoda 2.9% Decapoda, 0.8% unid. crustaceans
0.82 % zoobenthos cnidarians n.a./other polyps juv./adults hydroids 0.8% hydroids
1.54 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults Polychaetes 1.5% Polychaetes
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.19.97
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