Ecology of Cristiceps aurantiacus
 
Main Ref. Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 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 Cristiceps aurantiacus may be found.
Remarks Occurs in rockpools and subtidally down to 30 m. Inhabits kelp beds, sometimes with loose weeds on sand; also in coastal bays. Feeds on weed dwelling crustaceans and small fish .

Substrate

Substrate : rocky;
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 Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.98 0.66 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 02.02.01
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