Ecology of Kajikia audax
Main Ref. Nakamura, I., 1985
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 Kajikia audax may be found.
Remarks There is little information on the distribution of striped marlin eggs and larvae (Ref. 6390). Juveniles are relatively rare in the southwest Pacific Ocean (Ref. 30443). Fish of 4-10 kg (80-100 cm FL) are regularly caught on longlines in the region but concentrations of fish this size are most restricted to the northcentral Pacific Ocean (Ref. 30443). Striped marlin are carnivorous, non-selective feeders whose diet includes more epipelagic organisms than the diets or other billfish and larger tunas (Ref. 6390). Their diet changes with season and locality (Ref. 6390).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Nakamura, I., 1985
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.58 0.76
Ref. Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., F. Galvan-Magaña and J. Rodriguez-Romero, 1997
From individual food items 4.50 0.77 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 12.08.92
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 01.09.08
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