Ecology of Gibbonsia metzi
Main Ref. Yoshiyama, R.M. and J.D.S. Darling, 1982
Remarks Found among seaweeds, especially in tide pools and kelp.

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 Gibbonsia metzi may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Yoshiyama, R.M. and J.D.S. Darling, 1982
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Boyle, K.S. and M.H. Horn, 2006

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.40 0.40 3.32 0.45 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.06 0.26 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
Ref. Boyle, K.S. and M.H. Horn, 2006
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 11.07.02
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.21.07
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