Food and Feeding Habits Summary Alosa aestivalis
Main Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 22.00 NG
Sample size 11 Percent empty 18.2
Country USA Locality Middle Atlantic and Scotian Shelf
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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
8.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. amphipods juv./adults Parathemisto Parathemisto
7.00 % detritus detritus carcasses n.a./others Animal remains Animal remains and miscellaneous.
42.50 % zooplankton jellyfish/hydroids jellyfish/hydroids juv./adults Ctenophora Unspecified Ctenophora.
41.60 % zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans juv./adults copepods Unspecified copepods.
0.90 % zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans larvae Decapod Decapod larvae.
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 04.04.01
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.15.01
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 04.21.01
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