Ecology of Argyropelecus hemigymnus
Main Ref. Hopkins, T.L. and R.C. Baird, 1985
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 Argyropelecus hemigymnus may be found.
Remarks Oceanic (Ref. 4739) and mesopelagic, mainly at 250-650 m (Ref. 4054). Occur between 200 and 700 m depth during the day, concentrated between 350 and 550 m, and between 100 and 650 m at night, preferring a depth between 150 and 380 m (Ref. 47377). Adults make marked vertical migrations (Ref. 4739). Found singly or in small groups (Ref. 4739). An opportunistic feeder at dusk on calanoid copepods, small fishes (Ref. 4739).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Hopkins, T.L. and R.C. Baird, 1985
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 3.09 0.15
Ref. Hopkins, T.L. and R.C. Baird, 1985
From individual food items 3.06 0.14 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.16.98
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 08.28.08
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