Food and Feeding Habits Summary Chelonia mydas
 
Main Ref. López-Mendilaharsu, M., S.C. Gardner, J.A. Seminoff and R. Riosmena-Rodriguez, 2005
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 62.30 none
Sample size 12 Percent empty
Country Mexico Locality Bahia Magdalena, Mexico
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
8.80 % plants phytoplankton green algae n.a./others Codium amplivesiculatum 9% Codium amplivesiculatum.
0.90 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Phyllospadix torreyi 0.9% Phyllospadix torreyi.
52.70 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others GGH 54% GGH= Gracilaria pacifica, Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis and Hypnea johnstonii.
4.90 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Sargassum horridum 5% Sargassum horridum.
6.30 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Chondracanthus canaliculatus 2.5% Chondracanthus canaliculatus; 2% Mazzaela flaccida; 1.9% Schizymenia epiphytica.
9.00 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Zostera marina 9.2% Zostera marina.
6.70 % zoobenthos benth. crust. crabs juv./adults Pleuroncodes planipes 6.9% Pleuroncodes planipes.
4.70 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others Gracilaria textorii 4.8% Gracilaria textorii.
2.90 % zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges juv./adults unidentified Porifera 3% unidentified Porifera.
3.10 % plants other plants terrestrial plants n.a./others Avicennia germinans 3.2% Avicennia germinans.
Entered by Dar, Christine on 01.13.08
Modified by Dar, Christine on 10.15.08
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