Ecology of Echidna polyzona
 
Main Ref. Hiatt, R.W. and D.W. Strasburg, 1960
Remarks Inhabits reef flats, clear shallow lagoons, and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Feeds mainly on small crustaceans during both day and night (Ref. 9710).

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 Echidna polyzona may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef flats; lagoons;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Hiatt, R.W. and D.W. Strasburg, 1960
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Harmelin-Vivien, M.L., 1979

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.47 0.40 3.48 0.59 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 3.55 0.59 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Harmelin-Vivien, M.L., 1979
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.25.97
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 02.21.18
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