Ecology of Prionotus punctatus
 
Main Ref. Miller, G.C. and W.J. Richards, 1978
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 Prionotus punctatus may be found.
Remarks Found on sand or muddy bottoms of the continental and insular shelves. Occasionally occurs over reefs. Feeds on shrimps, crabs, other crustaceans and fishes

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 Miller, G.C. and W.J. Richards, 1978
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Miller, G.C. and W.J. Richards, 1978
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.77 0.63 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.20.00
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.26.00
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.26.00
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