Ecology of Pollachius pollachius
Main Ref. Svetovidov, A.N., 1986
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 Pollachius pollachius may be found.
Remarks Low- to mid-level predator. Juveniles feed mainly on crustaceans while adults prey mainly on fish but may also take cephalopods and pelagic crustaceans (Refs. 1371, 58137, 88187).


Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Svetovidov, A.N., 1986
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Svetovidov, A.N., 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.32 0.26 4.04 0.65 Troph of juv./adults from 19 studies.
Ref. Bergstad, O.A., 1991
From individual food items 3.91 0.71 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 12.20.90
Modified by Opitz, Silvia on 02.15.12
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.10.01
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