Ecology of Pristiophorus japonicus
 
Main Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
Remarks Lives on continental shelves and upper slopes on or near the bottom. Also found in coastal waters on sand or mud bottoms (Ref 247). Also in Ref. 9137. Feeds on small bottom organisms using its barbels to poke the bottom with its snout (Ref 247). A carnivor (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 Pristiophorus japonicus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.84 0.58 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 10.17.00
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.22.01
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.22.01
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