Ecology of Seriola dumerili
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Remarks Pelagic species which occur in inshore waters of the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154). Found in deep seaward reefs; occasionally entering coastal bays. Feed primarily on fishes such as the bigeye scad, also feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 4233). Small juveniles associate with floating plants or debris in oceanic and offshore waters. Piscivorous predator; males feed more intensely on demersal preys than females (Ref. 41870).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Seriola dumerili may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations solitary; schooling;
Associated with
Association remarks Juveniles form small schools or solitary (Ref. 5213).
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.50 4.36 0.73 Troph of adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 4.06 0.62 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 04.07.95
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.26.08
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.10.01
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