Ecology of Harpadon nehereus
Main Ref. Nakabo, T., 2002
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 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 Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


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
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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