Ecology of Blenniella bilitonensis
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
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 Blenniella bilitonensis may be found.
Remarks Oceanic (Ref. 6110). Inhabits shallow, exposed shores and near-shore tidepools, 0-3 m deep (Ref. 9962, 90102). Occurs in intertidal zones in large rock pools or coastal bays. Sometimes numerous individuals can be seen clinging to rocks out of the water when the level drops on the low of the swell. When disturbed in rock pools during low tide, they may jump out of the water to get to other rock pools or safer deeper water nearby. Feeds on algae scraped from rubble or rock surfaces (Ref. 48636).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic: mobile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 2001
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 1.98 0.00 2.37 0.05 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 01.24.94
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz on 07.05.13
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.10.01
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