Ecology of Elops affinis
Main Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P. and R. Rodriguez-Sanchez, 1995
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 Elops affinis may be found.
Remarks Occur in schools in shallow inshore areas. Penetrate lagoons and estuaries (Ref. 9297). Feed on fish and penaeids (Ref. 50313). Spawning probably occur in the open sea and the transparent larvae migrate towards coastal areas (Ref. 9297). Struggle vigorously when caught on hooks and lines (Ref. 9297).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associations schooling;
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Edwards, R.R.C., 1978
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Edwards, R.R.C., 1978
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 4.05 0.70 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 03.24.08
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