Ecology of Branchiostegus wardi
 
Main Ref. Dooley, J.K. and J.R. Paxton, 1975
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Branchiostegus wardi may be found.
Remarks Occurs in the continental shelf (Ref. 7300, 75154). A benthic carnivore feeding on fish (Apogonops anomalous), molluscs, crustaceans (crabs, amphipods, and stomatopods), and polychaetes.

Substrate

Substrate Benthic; Soft Bottom
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 Dooley, J.K., 1978
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Dooley, J.K., 1978
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.67 0.57 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 01.16.01
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.26.08
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