Food and Feeding Habits Summary Phycis phycis
 
Main Ref. Morato, T., E. Solà, M.P. Grós and G. Menezes, 1999
Fish stage adults Mean length 44.00 TL
Sample size 53 Percent empty
Country Azores Is. Locality Coastal areas and offshore banks across the Azores, March-May 1996 & 1997.
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Phycis phycis
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
80.70 % nekton finfish bony fish juv./adults Macroramphosus scolopax 0.3% unidentified Paralepididae, 1.5% Ceratoscopelus maderensis, 0.1% Diaphus sp., 0.2% Gonichthys coccoi, 0.2% Lampanyvtus pusillus, 0.1% Myctophum punctatum, 2.1% unidentified Myctophidae, 19.2% Capros aper, 19.4% Macroramphosus scolopax, 3.4% Helicolenus dactylopterus, 10.1% Anthias anthias, 1.8% Apogon imberbis, 0.2% Pagrus pagrus, 8% Chromis limbata, 3.6%Coris julis, 0.3% Foetorepus phaeton, 0.5% Cubiceps gracilis, 9.5% unidentified Pisces.
15.20 % zoobenthos benth. crust. lobsters juv./adults Galathea sp. Decapoda Reptantia: 0.4% Scyllarus arctus, 1.8% Galathea sp., 1.4% Munida sp., 0.1% Paramola cuvieri, 4.9% Homola barbata, 0.1% Latreillia elegans, 2.7% Liocarcinus corrugatus, 0.2% Liocarcinus marmoreus, 2% Bathynectes maravigna, 0.2% Pilumnus inermis, 0.4% Xantho sp., 0.9% unidentified Brachyura.
0.20 % zooplankton plank. crust. mysids juv./adults mysids Unidentified mysids.
0.10 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults crustacea Unidentified crustacea.
3.30 % zoobenthos benth. crust. n.a./other benth. crustaceans juv./adults Plesionika edwardsii Decapoda Natantia: 0.1% Plesionika heterocarpus, 2.7% Plesionika edwardsii, 0.4% Plesionika sp., 0.1% unidentified Natantia.
0.40 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Algae Algae.
0.10 % zoobenthos mollusks octopi juv./adults octopi
Entered by Miranda, Lilibeth on 06.07.01
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