Ecology of Pomadasys commersonnii
Main Ref. van der Elst, R.P. and F. Adkin (eds.), 1991
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 Pomadasys commersonnii may be found.
Remarks Found in coastal waters, estuaries, and tidal fissures; can tolerate freshwater. It can jet a stream of water into the mud to expose crustaceans, worms and small bivalves which it feeds on (Ref. 11441); including fish (Ref. 5213).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref van der Elst, R.P. and F. Adkin (eds.), 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Marais, J.F.K., 1984
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.53 0.21 3.45 0.55 Troph of juv./adults from 4 studies.
Ref. Marais, J.F.K., 1984
From individual food items 3.25 0.38 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 04.08.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 06.06.08
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