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 89.00 NG
Sample size 13 Percent empty 7.69
Country USA Locality Inshore 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
15.70 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Anchoa hepsetus Anchoa hepsetus (0.8%) and unidentified Osteichthyes (14.9%).
43.60 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Animal remains and miscellaneous.
6.70 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Cancer irroratus Cancer irroratus (5.5%), Pinnixa cylindrica (0.2%), and unidentified crabs (1.0%).
7.20 % zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other cephalopods juv./adults Cephalopoda Unidentified Cephalopoda.
2.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans juv./adults crustaceans Unidentified crustaceans.
24.80 % zoobenthos benth. crust. stomatopods juv./adults Stomatopoda Unspecified Stomatopoda.
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 04.27.01
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.16.01
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.04.01
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