Food and Feeding Habits Summary Canthigaster rostrata
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 6.20 SL
Sample size 26 Percent empty
Country Puerto Rico Locality Also U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov. 1958 - Jun. 1961.
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Canthigaster rostrata
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
10.35 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults amphipods 3.1% amphipods, 2.9% shrimps, 2.3% unid. crustaceans, 1.2% copepods
19.93 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Cymodocea 16.1% Cymodocea, Halophila, 2.2% Eucheuma, Laurencia w/ organic detritus
5.66 % zoobenthos mollusks bivalves juv./adults pelecypods pelecypods
13.18 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Stenorhynchus seticornis 9.8% Stenorhynchus seticornis , 2.3% hermit crabs
8.50 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults Atys 7.8% alcicids, Atys, Epitonium, Smaragdia
1.31 % zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates n.a./others Pycnogonida 1.2% Pycnogonida
8.28 % zoobenthos echinoderms n.a./other echinoderms juv./adults Diadema antillarum 3.8% Diadema antillarum, 3.8% Astropecten
2.94 % zoobenthos cnidarians n.a./other polyps juv./adults Pennaria 2.7% Pennaria
12.85 % zoobenthos worms polychaetes juv./adults chaetopterid polychaetes 7.2% chaetopterid & sabellid polychaetes, 4.6% unid. worms
16.99 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges juv./adults Mycale sp. 15% Mycale sp.
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.18.94
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