Food and Feeding Habits Summary Chelonia mydas
 
Main Ref. Mortimer, J.A., 1981
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length none
Sample size 4 Percent empty
Country Nicaragua Locality Set Net 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
1.90 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Other seagrasses 1.8 % Syringodium filiforme, 0.1 % Halophila baillonis, and traces of Halodule wrightii.
32.80 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Thalassia testudinum Tunicates and epiphytic and non-epiphytic animals.
0.20 % zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates juv./adults Animal matter Tunicates and epiphytic and non-epiphytic animals.
0.20 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Chlorophyceae 0.1 % Codium isthmocladum, 0.1 % Halimeda spp., and traces of Caulerpa prolifera, Caulerpa sertularioides and Penicillus capitatus.
5.30 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Other algae 1.0 % Halymenia floresia, 2.6 % Spyridia filamentosa, 1.6 % Sargassum vulgare, and 0.1 % Dictyopteris delicatula.
23.50 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Gracilaria spp.
36.10 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Hypnea musciformis
Entered by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.16.08
Modified by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.24.11
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