Food and Feeding Habits Summary Chelonia mydas
 
Main Ref. Mortimer, J.A., 1981
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length none
Sample size 126 Percent empty
Country Nicaragua Locality Miskito Cays, Nicaragua
Period
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Chelonia mydas
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
90.50 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Thalassia testudinum
4.40 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Syringodium filiforme
0.20 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Halodule wrightii
3.60 % plants phytoplankton green algae n.a./others Chlorophyceae 1.3% Caulerpa prolifera, 1.2% Halimeda spp., 0.9% Codium isthmocladum, 0.1% Caulerpa sertularioides, 0.1% Udotea flabellum, 0.1% Penicillus capitatus.
0.20 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Sporochnus pedunculatus
0.80 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges juv./adults Haliclona rubens
0.10 % zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates juv./adults Animal matter Traces of tunicates, soft corals, epiphytic animals, non-epiphytic animals and miscellaneous animals.
0.20 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Rhodophyceae 0.1% Gracilaria spp. and traces of Amansia multifida and Spyridia filamentosa.
Entered by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.16.08
Modified by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.24.11
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