Food and Feeding Habits Summary Carcharhinus obscurus
Main Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
Fish stage adults Mean length 92.00 NG
Sample size 19 Percent empty 31.58
Country USA Locality Offshore South of Cape Hatteras.
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Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Carcharhinus obscurus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
33.50 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Stenotomus chrysops Batrachoididae (15.7%), Urophycis regia 4.0%), Stenotomus chrysops (8.5%), and unidentified Osteichthyes (5.3%).
4.80 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Animal remains and miscellaneous.
0.90 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults crabs Unidentified crabs.
0.10 % zooplankton plank. crust. euphausiids juv./adults Meganyctiphanes norvegica Meganyctiphanes norvegica
20.60 % zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other cephalopods n.a./others Cephalopoda Unidentified Cephalopoda.
0.20 % zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans juv./adults Meganyctiphanes norvegica Unidentified Crustacea (2.0%), Copepoda (<0.1%), and Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Euphausiacea) (<0.1%).
39.90 % nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish juv./adults Loligo sp. Loligo sp.
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 04.27.01
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.17.01
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