Ecology of Saurida undosquamis
Main Ref. Venkata Subba Rao, K., 1981
Remarks Indo-west Pacific Region, in sandy or muddy areas (Ref. 9137). Found on the sublittoral zone above 100 m over sand or mud bottoms of coastal waters (Ref. 11228, 11230); also inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 58534). Occurs in inshore waters of the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154). Feeds on fishes (Ref. 26908), (anchovy and red mullet Mullus surmuletus), crustaceans, and other invertebrates (Ref. 5213). A carnivore (Ref. 9137).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Saurida undosquamis may be found.


Substrate Benthic; Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref. Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Venkata Subba Rao, K., 1981
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref.
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.46 0.38 4.18 0.62 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
From individual food items 4.25 0.79 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Venkata Subba Rao, K., 1981
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
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