Ecology of Aspidophoroides monopterygius
Main Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
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 Aspidophoroides monopterygius may be found.
Remarks Remain primarily in the lower sections of the shelf all year (depths of 80-200 m) (Ref. 41410); benthic; feeds on crustaceans and bottom fauna (Ref. 58426). It is preyed upon by cod, haddock and halibut (Ref. 5951). Nothing is known of the life of this fish except that of being bottom dwellers. So far as is known, adults never stray into water shoaler than 18-27m, the deepest record is 332 m off west Greenland. Breeding habits also unknown (Ref. 86779). One of numerous non-commercial marine fishes for which basic elements of life history and biology are poorly known (Ref. 93326).


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Special habitats
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Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
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Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.00 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
From individual food items 3.50 0.43 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Miranda, Lilibeth on 06.22.01
Modified by Hilomen, Teresa on 02.20.14
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