Food and Feeding Habits Summary Monacanthus chinensis
 
Main Ref. Bell, J.D., J.J. Burchmore and D.A. Pollard, 1978
Fish stage recruits/juv. Mean length 4.00 SL
Sample size 91 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
3.43 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Amphipods 3.1% Amphipods
2.43 % zoobenthos benth. crust. benth. copepods juv./adults benthic copepods 2.2% benthic copepods
29.28 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others seagrass 26.5% seagrass
29.61 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others algae 26.8% algae
2.65 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults bivalves 2.4% bivalves
10.72 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults gastropods 9.7% gastropods
3.20 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Decapoda 1.3% Decapoda, 1.6% unid. crustaceans
1.55 % zoobenthos cnidarians n.a./other polyps juv./adults hydroids 1.4% hydroids
17.13 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults Polychaetes 15.5% Polychaetes
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.19.97
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