Ecology of Acantholumpenus mackayi
Main Ref. Coad, B.W. and J.D. Reist, 2004
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 Acantholumpenus mackayi may be found.
Remarks Found over mud and sand bottoms to depths of about 56 meters; often in brackish waters (Ref. 51666). Benthic; feeds on worms, crustaceans, sea urchins and molluscs (Ref. 58426).


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


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Coad, B.W. and J.D. Reist, 2004
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Coad, B.W. and J.D. Reist, 2004
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.13 0.17 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Tokranov, A.M., 1990
From individual food items 3.28 0.36 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.11.07
Modified by Torres, Armi G. on 11.14.13
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