Ecology of Macruronus novaezelandiae
Main Ref. Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990
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 Macruronus novaezelandiae may be found.
Remarks Normally found on or near bottom, but may occasionally move up into mid-waters (Ref. 1371). In Australian waters, they are found in dense schools near the sea bed during the day and move up in mid-waters at dusk, to within 50 m of the surface (Ref. 13538). Juveniles are commonly found in estuaries and bays of southern Tasmania (Ref. 26498).


Substrate Benthic;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.53 0.18 4.27 0.68 Troph of adults from 8 studies.
Ref. Bulman, C.M. and S.J.M. Blaber, 1986
From individual food items 4.23 0.76 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 05.19.98
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 09.09.08
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