Ecology of Diplodus annularis
 
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 Diplodus annularis may be found.
Remarks Inhabits chiefly Zostera seagrass beds but is also found on Posidonia beds and sandy bottoms, rarely on rocky bottoms. Carnivorous, feeds on worms, crustaceans, molluscs, echinoderms and hydrozoans.

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass;
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, 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Bauchot, M.-L. and J.-C. Hureau, 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.64 3.30 0.33 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Rosecchi, E., 1987
From individual food items 3.21 0.43 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 10.24.00
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