Food and Feeding Habits Summary Mystus vittatus
Main Ref. Weliange, W.S. and U.S. Amarasinghe, 2007
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 9.50 TL
Sample size 23 Percent empty
Country Sri Lanka Locality Victoria reservoir, August 1998-August 2000
  • January
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  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Mystus vittatus
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
8.00 % nekton finfish bony fish recruits/juv. fish fish scales, fish eggs, small juvenile fish, fish skeletons
4.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans juv./adults Bosminopsis Bosminopsis, Moina, Daphnia, Diaphanasoma, Ceriodaphnia
1.00 % detritus detritus debris n.a./others detritus soft sediments, particulate matter
3.00 % zoobenthos mollusks gastropods juv./adults gastropods Aquatic gastropods, bivalves
13.00 % zoobenthos insects insects adults insects flying insects, other terrestrial insects, aquatic insects
22.00 % zoobenthos insects insects larvae Chironomidae larval stages of Chironomidae, Ephemeroptera and Odonata
3.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. ostracods juv./adults Macrothrix Chydorids, Macrothrix, and Cypridopsis
43.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods juv./adults Calanoid Calanoid and cyclopoid copepods, body parts
3.00 % plants other plants terrestrial plants leaves/blades plants Terrestrial and aquatic plants
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.14.07
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