Ecology of Trachurus picturatus
 
Main Ref. Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1986
Remarks Confined to neritic zones of island shelves, banks and sea mounts; a schooling species. Known to migrate between the coast of Sahara and the offshore seamounts possibly reaching the Cape Verde Islands. Feeds mainly on crustaceans.

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 Trachurus picturatus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1986
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit Ref. Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1986
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.32 0.42 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.20.00
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 01.10.01
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 01.10.01
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