Food and Feeding Habits Summary Chelonia mydas
 
Main Ref. Mortimer, J.A., 1981
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length none
Sample size 23 Percent empty
Country Nicaragua Locality Mudset, 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
5.00 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates ascidians juv./adults Tunicates
1.60 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Halodule wrightii
8.60 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Syringodium filiforme
81.00 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Thalassia testudinum
0.30 % zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates juv./adults Unspecified animal matter
3.50 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Various algae 1.0 % Vidalia obtusiloba, 0.8 % Sargassum hystrix, 0.8 % Sargassum filipendula. Traces of Spyridia filamentosa, Amansia multifida, Gracilaria spp., Caulerpa prolifera, Halimeda spp., and Udotea flabellum.
Entered by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.16.08
Modified by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.24.11
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