Ecology of Carcharhinus dussumieri
 
Main Ref. Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
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 Carcharhinus dussumieri may be found.
Remarks A common but little-known shark found on the continental and insular inshore areas (Ref. 9997). Feeds mainly on fishes but also on cephalopods, and crustaceans (Ref. 6871). A carnivore (Ref. 9137).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

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Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.90 3.76 0.53 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Salini, J.P., S.J. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1992
From individual food items 4.50 0.80 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 04.03.95
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 08.18.14
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.29.01
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