Ecology of Polyprion americanus
 
Main Ref. Fischer, W., M.-L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.), 1987
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 Polyprion americanus may be found.
Remarks Occur in inshore waters of the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154). Adults prefer to inhabit caves and shipwrecks (Ref. 27121). Juveniles congregate below floating objects (Ref. 27121). Usually solitary. Young somewhat gregarious, epipelagic, often below floating wreckage. Feed on large crustaceans, cephalopods and benthic fishes (Ref. 27121); also other benthic invertebrates (Ref. 231).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations solitary;
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Fischer, W., M.-L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.), 1987
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 4.14 0.64 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 03.06.91
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.14.08
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