Ecology of Nomeus gronovii
Main Ref. Haedrich, R.L., 1986
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 Nomeus gronovii may be found.
Remarks Large numbers occur in association with floating Physalia, casually swimming in and out of the tentacles and sheltering under the bell. Feeds on the tentacles and gonads of Physalia, probably other soft-bodied jellyfishes as well, also zooplankton. The mottled color pattern of the fish closely mimics the bunched and retracted tentacles. The fish is relatively immune to the toxin of the siphonophore, but none the less is on occasion killed and eaten by its host (Ref. 4777).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Haedrich, R.L., 1986
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit ref Haedrich, R.L., 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.67 0.38 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 03.06.91
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 01.03.08
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