Ecology of Carcharhinus plumbeus
 
Main Ref. Medved, R.J. and J.A. Marshall, 1981
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 plumbeus may be found.
Remarks Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Medved, R.J. and J.A. Marshall, 1981
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Medved, R.J. and J.A. Marshall, 1981
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.49 4.30 0.69 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
From individual food items 4.23 0.72 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 06.26.91
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 07.11.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.22.01
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