Food items reported for Chelonia mydas
n = 76
Food I Food II Food III Food name Country Predator Stage
nekton cephalopods squids/cuttlefish Dosidicus gigas Mexico juv./adults
nekton finfish bony fish unspecified Labrisomidae Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Caularpa sertularioides Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Caulerpa prolifera Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Chaetomorpha antennina Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Codium isthmocladum Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Codium spp. Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Corallina cubensis Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Lithophyllum spp. Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Cymodocea sp. (not available) adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Halodule ovata Australia adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Halodule univervis Australia adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Halodule wrightii Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Syringodium filiforme Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Dictyopteris delicatula Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Dictyota flabellata Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Padina durvillaei Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Gelidium johnstonii Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Gelidium sp. (not available) adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Gigartina spp. Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Gracilaria cylindrica Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Gracilaria mammillaris Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Gracilaria spinigera Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Gracilaria spp. Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Gracilaria verrucosa Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unspecified Gracilariaceae Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Halimeda spp. Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Cryptonemia crenulata Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Halymenia floresia Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Halymenia refugiensis Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Halophila baillonis Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Thalassia testudinum Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Hypnea musciformis Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Ishige sinicola Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds unspecified seagrass USA recruits/juv.
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Sargassum spp. Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Amansia multifida Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Bryothamnion sp. (not available) adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Enantiocladia duperryi Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Laurencia johnstonii Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Vidalia obtusiloba Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Sargassum filipendula Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Sargassum hystrix Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Sargassum vulgare Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Sporochnus bolleanus Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Sporochnus pedunculatus Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Spyridia filamentosa Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Penicillus capitatus Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Udotea flabellum Nicaragua juv./adults
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Ulva lactuca Mexico juv./adults
plants other plants periphyton Zostera capricorni Australia adults
plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton Pterocladiella capillacea USA juv./adults
plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton Polyopes hakalauensis USA juv./adults
plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton Acanthophora pacifica USA juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. lobsters Pleuroncodes planipes Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos cnidarians hard corals Antipathes galapagensis Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos cnidarians hard corals Ptilosarcus undulatus Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos cnidarians hard corals Muricea sp. Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks bivalves Mytella guyanensis Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks gastropods Aplysia vaccaria Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks gastropods Columbella fuscata Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks gastropods Olivella dama Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks gastropods unspecified Turridae Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos mollusks n.a./other mollusks Dentalium neohexagonum Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos other benth. invertebrates n.a./other benth. invertebrates Hippothoa (not available) juv./adults
zoobenthos sponges/tunicates ascidians Ascidia interrupta Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos sponges/tunicates ascidians unspecified salps USA recruits/juv.
zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges Acarnus erithacus Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges Haliclona sp. Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges Hymeniacidon sinapium Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges Halisarca sp. Mexico juv./adults
zoobenthos sponges/tunicates sponges unspecified sponge USA recruits/juv.
zoobenthos worms polychaetes unspecified Sabellidae Mexico juv./adults
zooplankton jellyfish/hydroids jellyfish/hydroids Chironex fleckeri (not available) juv./adults
zooplankton jellyfish/hydroids jellyfish/hydroids unspecified jellyfish USA recruits/juv.
zooplankton jellyfish/hydroids jellyfish/hydroids unspecified chondrophores USA recruits/juv.
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