Ecology of Neoniphon opercularis
 
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Neoniphon opercularis may be found.
Remarks Inhabits subtidal reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to depths of at least 20 m. Found singly or in small groups in coral-rich areas (Ref. 1602). Nocturnal species (Ref. 75154). Feeds mainly on benthic crabs and shrimps (Ref. 1602).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Broad, G., 2003

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Myers, R.F., 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Myers, R.F., 1991
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.55 0.59 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 11.17.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 10.31.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 06.01.01
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