Ecology of Sebastes capensis
Main Ref. WoRMS, 2015
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 Sebastes capensis may be found.
Remarks Inhabits waters over the continental shelf. Poor swimmer but has a big eyes which allow it to have a wide-angle vision for detecting and capturing prey. In a sense, it is an ambush predator, waiting in rocky habitats for mobile prey. Possibility of encountering prey mainly depends on prey abundace, distribution, and behavior. A specialized predator which primarily feeds on crustaceans; however, it also consumes other prey species (Ref. 101634).


Substrate Benthic: demersal;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Barrientos, C.A., 2004
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Barrientos, C.A., 2004
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.69 0.62 Troph of adults and juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.79 0.82 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.15.15
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