Ecology of Moringua edwardsi
 
Main Ref. Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986
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 Moringua edwardsi may be found.
Remarks Young and females burrow in sandy tidepools and reef tracts. Males inhabit deeper water, possibly pelagic. Adults emerge at night and sometimes come to lights at the surface (Ref. 26938). Feed on burrowing invertebrates that live in the sand.

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand;
Substrate Ref. Martin, F.D. and J.W. Patus, 1984
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, C.L., 1997
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Smith, C.L., 1997
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.50 0.37 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 02.05.01
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 03.19.08
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