Ecology of Harpadon nehereus
 
Main Ref. Nakabo, T., 2002
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 Harpadon nehereus may be found.
Remarks Found in sandy-muddy bottoms shallower than 50 m depth (Ref. 41299). Juveniles and/or adults are found in far inshore waters (Ref. 121464). Inhabit deep water offshore for most of the year, but also gathers in large shoals in deltas of rivers to feed during monsoons (Ref. 9987). An aggressive predator (Ref. 9987). Voracious, carnivorous and cannibalistic to some extent. Mainly feeds on small prawns and fishes (Ref. 995).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

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Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Bapat, S.V., 1970
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Bapat, S.V., 1970
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 4.08 0.74 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 09.25.02
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 10.28.20
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