Ecology of Polyprion americanus
 
Main Ref. Fischer, W., M.-L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.), 1987
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).

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 Polyprion americanus may be found.

Habitat

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)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 4.14 0.64 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(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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