Ecology of Microlipophrys dalmatinus
Main Ref. Zander, C.D., 1986
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 Microlipophrys dalmatinus may be found.
Remarks Occurs on filamentous algae-covered rocky terraces; occasionally in brackish water. Predominantly active during sunlight; otherwise found in piddock holes or barnacle shells. Feeds on benthic meiofauna, especially harpaticoids; also algae.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Zander, C.D., 1986
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Zander, C.D., 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.00 3.04 0.08 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Goldschmid, A., K. Kotrschal and P. Wirtz, 1984
From individual food items 2.47 0.00 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 01.26.01
Modified by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.16.02
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