Ecology of Enchelyopus cimbrius
 
Main Ref. Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990
Remarks Preyed upon by Atlantic cod and white hake. Parasites of the species include trichodinid protozoans on gills and coccidian, Eimeria gadi on swim bladder (Ref. 5951). See also Ref. 8999.

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 Enchelyopus cimbrius may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref. Keats, D.W. and D.H. Steele, 1990
Associations solitary; schooling;
Associated with
Association remarks Having individual burrows (Ref. 32739). Larvae only drift and showed no evidence of vertical migration (Ref. 86779). Little known on behavior; local migrations inshore in autumn and offshore in spring (Ref. 232).
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.), 1986
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.), 1986

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.53 3.45 0.19 Troph of adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.29 0.59 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 Luna, Susan M. on 05.31.91
Modified by Hilomen, Teresa on 02.21.14
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