Ecology of Conger oceanicus
 
Main Ref. Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986
Remarks Occurs from shallow inshore waters to depths of 477 m. Feeds mainly on fishes, but also on shrimps and small shellfish (Ref. 7251). Caligus elongatus (copepod) is a known parasite of the species, found on body surface and fins (Ref. 5951).

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 Conger oceanicus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.50 0.77 4.58 0.83 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 4.00 0.66 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.18.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 07.16.07
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.10.01
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