Ecology of Bathypterois grallator
 
Main Ref. Merrett, N.R., 1990
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 Bathypterois grallator may be found.
Remarks Found on lower slope, continental rise and oceanic ridges. Solitary. Perches on substrate with the aid of specialized finrays (tripod), facing the current. Feeds on nektonic copepods and other small planktonic crustaceans.

Substrate

Substrate Benthic;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Merrett, N.R., 1990
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit ref Merrett, N.R., 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.10 0.30 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 12.13.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 09.02.08
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