Ecology of Acanthanectes hystrix
Main Ref. Holleman, W. and C.D. Buxton, 1993
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 Acanthanectes hystrix may be found.
Remarks A benthic species in reefs (at least 10 m deep) with low to medium relief and substratum covered by encrusting, sessile, filter-feeding ascidians, sponges, bryozoans and octocorals. Based on jaw morphology and material from stomach, may have a similar diet as Cremnochorites capensis which is a carnivore, feeding on small crustaceans, mainly amphipods and isopods. Based on difference in caphalic lateral systems A. hystrix and A. rufus possible exhibits resource partitioning (Ref. 35802).


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Holleman, W. and C.D. Buxton, 1993
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Holleman, W. and C.D. Buxton, 1993
Associated with Encrusting, sessile, filter-feeding ascidians, sponges, bryozoans and octocorals (Ref. 35802).
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type ref
Feeding habit
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
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz on 07.09.13
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