Ecology of Liparis tunicatus
Main Ref. Coad, B.W. and J.D. Reist, 2004
Remarks Commonly lives in large clusters of kelp (Ref. 7251). Benthic; feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 58426). It is preyed upon by seals, harp and grey seals. Parasite found from the gills was a copepod, Haemobaphes cyclopterina (Ref. 5951).

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 Liparis tunicatus 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. Coad, B.W. and J.D. Reist, 2004
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Coad, B.W. and J.D. Reist, 2004

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.50 0.50 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.10.07
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.14.13
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