Ecology of Spinachia spinachia
 
Main Ref. Banister, K., 1986
Remarks Lives singly or in pairs in weedy, shallow coastal seas. Feeds on small invertebrates. The male builds a nest and the female dies shortly after laying her eggs there.

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 Spinachia spinachia may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
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. Banister, K., 1986
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Banister, K., 1986
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.50 0.37 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.23.00
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