Fish Archive

14 Mar 2013

What do Sea lamprey eat?

What do Sea lamprey eat? Larvae feed on microscopic plankton, algae, and detritus filtered from mud. During the parasitic phase, adult attaches to a host fish and extracts blood and/or muscle tissue. Does not feed after migrating upstream to spawn in fresh water.  
9 Mar 2013

What do Myxiniformes eat?

What do Myxiniformes eat? Hagfishes are chiefly scavengers and feed on crustaceans, small marine worms, and vertebrate remains. Using its strong teeth, the hagfish pierces the fish’s skin and bores into the body, eating the flesh and eventually only leaving the bone and skin. Gut analyses of Atlantic hagfishes have shown a diet consisting primarily of invertebrate organisms, including polychaetes, hermit […]
7 Mar 2013

What do Short-headed lamprey eat?

What do Short-headed lamprey eat? Larvae feed on microscopic plankton, algae, and detritus filtered from mud. During the parasitic phase, adult attaches to a host fish and extracts blood and/or muscle tissue. Does not feed after migrating upstream to spawn in fresh water.
1 Mar 2013

What do orectolobiformes eat?

What do orectolobiformes eat? Most of the orectolobiformes are small, sluggish sharks that feed on small invertebrates and fishes. The whale shark, the largest fish in the world, with a maximum length of 39 ft (12 m), feeds on plankton. Little information exists on creatures that are predatory towards fishes in this order, but carcharhinid sharks are known to prey […]