Ecology of Istiophorus platypterus
 
Main Ref. Nakamura, I., 1985
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 Istiophorus platypterus may be found.
Remarks Abundance and distribution is correlated with the seasonal movements of the water isotherm.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Nakamura, I., 1985
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Nakamura, I., 1985
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.50 0.34 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Pimenta, E.G., F.R. Marques, G.S. Lima and A.F. Amorim, 2001
From individual food items 4.50 0.79 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 01.24.08
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