Ecology of Histrio histrio
 
Main Ref. Masuda, H. and G.R. Allen, 1993
Remarks Found near the surface, usually associated with floating objects (Ref. 26340) or Sargassum. Found along the shore and occasionally found among floating seaweeds (Ref. 57225). Commonly blown into shore and bay waters during storms (Ref. 7251). Epipelagic (Ref. 58302). A solitary (Ref. 26340) and voracious predator (Ref. 5521). Feeds on fishes and shrimps that seek refuge in the floating weeds (Ref. 48635).

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 Histrio histrio may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

Ref. Claro, R., 1994
Associations solitary;
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Masuda, H. and G.R. Allen, 1993
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Masuda, H. and G.R. Allen, 1993

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.93 0.63 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.31.01
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri on 03.11.15
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 06.01.01
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