Food and Feeding Habits Summary Thalassoma lunare
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Fish stage recruits/juv. Mean length 11.10 SL
Sample size 15 Percent empty
Country Ryukyu Is. Locality Minatogawa, Okinawa Is.
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Thalassoma lunare
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
12.50 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Xanthidae 12% Xanthidae
50.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults crabs 32% unid. crabs, 12% xanthid crabs, 4% portunid crabs
13.54 % zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae eggs fish eggs 13% fish eggs
11.46 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods eggs gastropod egg capsules 11% gastropod egg capsules
6.25 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults errant polychaetes 6% errant polychaetes
3.13 % zoobenthos echinoderms sea stars/brittle stars juv./adults echinoids 3% echinoids
3.13 % zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns juv./adults shrimps 3% shrimps
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.25.93
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