Food and Feeding Habits Summary Alosa aestivalis
Main Ref. Davis, B.M. and J.W. Foltz, 1991
Fish stage recruits/juv. Mean length 21.10 TL
Sample size 30 Percent empty
Country USA Locality Jocassee Reservoir, South Carolina (1982)
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  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Alosa aestivalis
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
23.50 % zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans juv./adults Bosmina longirostris Bosmina longirostris
22.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans n.a./others Leptodora kindtii Leptodora kindtii
2.00 % zoobenthos insects insects n.a./others Chaoborus punctipennis Chaoborus punctipennis
16.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans n.a./others Holopedium amazonicum Holopedium amazonicum
2.50 % zooplankton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates n.a./others Cladocerans Cladocerans, copepods, insect, annelids, & ostracods
34.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods juv./adults Mesocyclops edax Mesocyclops edax
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.01.93
Modified by Sa-a, Pascualita on 12.03.00
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