Ecology of Polydactylus virginicus
 
Main Ref. Austin, H. and S. Austin, 1971
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 Polydactylus virginicus may be found.
Remarks Found on sandy and muddy bottoms of coastal waters, estuaries and mangroves, and occasionally in the surf (Ref. 57343). Young aggregate near river mouths (Ref. 57343). Common around islands (Ref. 9710). Nocturnal feeder, taking crustaceans, chaetognaths, plant material and polychaetes (Ref. 57343).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; silt;
Substrate Ref. Martin, F.D. and J.W. Patus, 1984
Special habitats