Food and Feeding Habits Summary Chelonia mydas
 
Main Ref. Mortimer, J.A., 1981
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length none
Sample size 48 Percent empty
Country Nicaragua Locality Little Sandy Bay 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
0.40 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Halodule wrightii
4.60 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Syringodium filiforme
92.10 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Thalassia testudinum
0.90 % plants phytoplankton green algae n.a./others Chlorophyceae 0.6% Caulerpa prolifera, 0.1% Caulerpa sertularioides,0.1% Halimeda spp., 0.1% Udotea flabellum. Traces of Codium isthmocladum and Penicillus capitatus.
0.10 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Sporochnus pedunculatus
0.10 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Spyridia filamentosa
1.80 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges juv./adults Haliclona rubens
Entered by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.16.08
Modified by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.24.11
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