Ecology of Elops hawaiensis
Main Ref. Honebrink, R., 1990
Remarks Prefers shallow waters around the shoreline or shallow protected waters over sandy or silty bottoms (Ref. 122680). In small groups or solitary. Feeds during the day and at night (diurnal and nocturnal). Juveniles found in mangroves or swamps, canals and tidal streams and marshes. Feeds on fish and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 49, 4887). Often in coastal waters (Ref. 9137).

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 Elops hawaiensis may be found.


Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; silt;
Substrate Ref. State of hawaii, 2020
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Honebrink, R., 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Honebrink, R., 1990
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 4.03 0.62 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 12.01.92
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 11.06.20
Checked by Smith, David G. on 10.03.95
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