Ecology of Polyprion americanus
Main Ref. Fischer, W., M.-L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.), 1987
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 Polyprion americanus may be found.
Remarks Occur in inshore waters of the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154). Adults prefer to inhabit caves and shipwrecks (Ref. 27121). Juveniles congregate below floating objects (Ref. 27121). Usually solitary. Young somewhat gregarious, epipelagic, often below floating wreckage. Feed on large crustaceans, cephalopods and benthic fishes (Ref. 27121); also other benthic invertebrates (Ref. 231).


Substrate Soft Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats