Food and Feeding Habits Summary Bassanago albescens
 
Main Ref. Meyer, M. and M.J. Smale, 1991
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 60.00 TL
Sample size 26 Percent empty 27
Country South Africa Locality Off the west coast
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Bassanago albescens
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
0.16 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Pseudharpinia excavata 0.09% Gammaridae, 0.07% Pseudharpinia excavata
6.40 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Paracallionymus costatus 3.59% Paracallionymus costatus , 2.5% Paralepididae, 0.31% unid. Fish
0.13 % zooplankton plank. crust. mysids juv./adults mysids 0.09% mysids, 0.04% euphausiids
3.21 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Cirolana sp. 1.74% Cirolana sp., 0.29% Aegidae, 0.13% Flabellifera, 1.05% Tanaidacea
51.99 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Chaceon sp. 46.26% Chaceon sp., 1.94% Upogebia sp., 1.87% unid. Brachyura, 0.58% Merhippolyte?, 0.38% unid. Macrura, 0.27% Penaeidae, 0.28% unid. Crustacea
35.23 % zoobenthos cnidarians n.a./other polyps juv./adults Pennatulacea Pennatulacea
0.40 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults polychaetes
2.24 % zoobenthos echinoderms sea stars/brittle stars juv./adults Ophiura trimeni 2.34% Ophiura trimeni, 0.13% Amphiura capensis
0.27 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults squids/cuttlefish
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.29.99
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