Ecology of Antimora rostrata
Main Ref. Fitch, J.E. and R.J. Lavenberg, 1968
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Antimora rostrata may be found.
Remarks Occurred over a wide bathymetric range of 750-2900 m depth in Rockall Trough (Ref. 34143). Found on the continental slope and upper rise (Ref. 6606). May move offshore with age and spawn in the deep parts of its range. Off the eastern coast of United States, it is speculated that the population use the area only as feeding grounds with spawning taking place to the north. Feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 9319); such as crustaceans and squids. Parasite of the species is known to be Lophoura tetraphylla (copepod) (Ref. 5951).


Substrate Benthic;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associations shoaling;
Associated with
Association remarks Shoaling assumed from otter trawl bulk catches in the Middle Atlantic Bight hypothesized as a feeding habitat for this species, and with the reproductive and larval portions of its life history completed in the northern part of this range (Ref. 41816). Also Ref. 9319.


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Paulin, C., 1995
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.58 0.47 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.29.00
Modified by Hilomen, Teresa on 02.05.14
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 12.04.01
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