Ecology of Takifugu pardalis
Main Ref. Horinouchi, M. and M. Sano, 2000
Remarks Occurs near shore in rock bottoms (Ref. 11230). Commonly associated with seagrass beds at Aburatsubo, central Japan (Ref. 58576). Juveniles of 4 cm SL, fed mainly on small crustaceans and gammaridean amphipods. Fish over 4 cm SL mainly consumed gastropods and bivalves (Musculus) (Ref. 58576). Difference in diet among size classes may partly result from the development of the beak-like dentition (Ref. 58576).

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 Takifugu pardalis may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Horinouchi, M. and M. Sano, 2000
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Horinouchi, M., M. Sano, T. Taniuchi and M. Shimizu, 1996

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.34 0.22 3.17 0.46 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.29 0.53 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Horinouchi, M., M. Sano, T. Taniuchi and M. Shimizu, 1996
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 01.29.03
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.10.07
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