Ecology of Psenes cyanophrys
Main Ref. Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 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 Psenes cyanophrys may be found.
Remarks Inhabits the open ocean (Ref. 26340). Found under floating weeds or debris. Adults were found under large weed-rafts at a depth of about 20 meters, using the shade as cover. They also form schools (Ref. 48637). Associated with Sargassum (Ref. 26340) and jellyfish (Ref. 7251).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed;
Special habitats Ref. Gorelova, T.A. and B.I. Fedoryako, 1986


Ref. Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 2001
Associations schooling;
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Sierra, L.M., R. Claro and O.A. Popova, 1994
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.42 0.46 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 08.04.08
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