Ecology of Hoplostethus atlanticus
 
Main Ref. Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993
Remarks Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Orange roughy feed opportunistically on bentho-pelagic and meso-pelagic fish, crustaceans, and squid. Juveniles feed mainly on crustaceans whereas adults prefer fish and squids. They appear to have moderately high rates of food consumption (Ref. 27075). Dietary changes may be linked to modifications in morphology with growth (Ref. 27076). Little is known of the larvae and juveniles, which do not appear to aggregate (Ref. 6390).

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 Hoplostethus atlanticus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Hard 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. Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.25 0.12 Troph of adults from 17 studies.
From individual food items 4.05 0.76 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Bulman, C.M. and J.A. Koslow, 1992
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Froese, Rainer on 03.30.94
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 10.31.08
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