Ecology of Etmopterus pusillus
 
Main Ref. Last, P.R. and J.D. Stevens, 1994
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 Etmopterus pusillus may be found.
Remarks Found on or near the bottom of continental and insular slopes at depths from 275 to 1,000 m (possibly to 2,000 m); also oceanic in the south Atlantic from the surface to 710 m (Ref. 6871). Benthopelagic at 200-1000 m (possibly to 1998 m) (Ref. 58302). Feeds on fish eggs, lanternfish, squid, and other small dogfish (Ref. 5578).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

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Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Compagno, L.J.V., D.A. Ebert and M.J. Smale, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Macpherson, E., 1989
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.22 0.41 4.06 0.47 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Cort├ęs, E., 1999
From individual food items 4.38 0.62 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 09.17.99
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.23.07
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