Food and Feeding Habits Summary Chelonia mydas
 
Main Ref. Mortimer, J.A., 1981
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length none
Sample size 37 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
0.40 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Halodule wrightii
0.40 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Halophila baillonis
34.90 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Syringodium filiforme
38.10 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Thalassia testudinum
2.30 % plants phytoplankton green algae n.a./others Chlorophyceae 1.7 % Codium isthmocladum, 0.3 % Caulerpa prolifera, 0.2 % Udotea flabellum, 0.1 % Penicillus capitatus, and traces of Caulerpa sertularioides.
0.10 % zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates juv./adults Animal matter Traces of tunicates, soft corals and miscellaneous animals.
0.80 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Sargassum vulgare
23.00 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Rhodophyceae 2.7 % Gracilaria cylindrica, 0.4 % Gracilaria mammillaris, 0.2 % Gracilaria verrucosa, 0.6 % Gracilaria spp., 6.1 % Cryptonemia crenulata, 5.1 % Amansia multifida, 3.1 % Halymenia floresia, 2.3 % Vidalia obtusiloba, 1.0 % Enantiocladia duperryi, and 0.1 % Corallina cubensis.
Entered by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.16.08
Modified by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.24.11
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