Ecology of Sciaenops ocellatus
Main Ref. Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 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 Sciaenops ocellatus may be found.
Remarks Occurs usually over sand and sandy mud bottoms in coastal waters and estuaries. Abundant in surf zone. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, mollusks and fishes.


Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


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)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.07 0.68
Ref. Bass, R.J. and J.W. Avault Jr., 1975
From individual food items 3.74 0.57 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 10.20.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 05.09.07
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