Food and Feeding Habits Summary Chelonia mydas
 
Main Ref. Mortimer, J.A., 1981
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length none
Sample size 243 Percent empty
Country Nicaragua Locality eastern 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
0.50 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Other seagrasses 0.4 % Halodule wrightii and 0.1 % Halophila baillonis.
9.40 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Syringodium filiforme
80.30 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Thalassia testudinum
3.20 % plants phytoplankton green algae n.a./others Chlorophyceae
1.40 % zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates juv./adults Animal matter
0.30 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Phaeophyceae
4.90 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others Rhodophyceae
Entered by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.16.08
Modified by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 01.24.11
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