Ecology of Dentex gibbosus
 
Main Ref. Bauchot, M.-L. and J.-C. Hureau, 1990
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 Dentex gibbosus may be found.
Remarks Occurs on the shelf on rocky and rubble bottoms, as well as on sand around rocks. The young are close to shore while the adults occur offshore in the vicinity of the continental slope. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, fish and cephalopods.

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom Hard Bottom: rocky;
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 Bauchot, M.-L. and J.-C. Hureau, 1986
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Bauchot, M.-L. and J.-C. Hureau, 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 4.14 0.59 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 11.07.00
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.26.00
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.26.00
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