Ecology of Polymixia lowei
 
Main Ref. Cervigón, F., R. Cipriani, W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, M. Hendrickx, A.J. Lemus, R. Márquez, J.M. Poutiers, G. Robaina and B. Rodriguez, 1992
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 Polymixia lowei may be found.
Remarks Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 5217). Feeds mainly on small demersal fishes such as Bregmaceros atlanticus and benthic decapod crustaceans (Ref. 54164).

Substrate

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

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Sierra, L.M., R. Claro and O.A. Popova, 1994
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Haimovici, M., A.S. Martins, J.L. Figueiredo and P.C. Vieira, 1994
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.01 0.20 3.74 0.47 Troph of juv./adults from 4 studies.
Ref. Muto, E.Y., M.H.C. da Silva, G.R. Vera, S.S.M. Leite, D.G. Navarro and C.L.D.B. Rossi-Wongtschowski, 2005
From individual food items 3.95 0.66 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.20.99
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.22.07
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