Ecology of Apristurus microps
 
Main Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., D.A. Ebert and M.J. Smale, 1989
Remarks Benthopelagic, 1000-2000 m depth (Ref. 58744). Found on the continental slope, on or near the bottom (Ref. 244). Feeds on small bony fish, shrimp, squid, and possibly other sharks (Ref. 5578).

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 Apristurus microps may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
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., D.A. Ebert and M.J. Smale, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., D.A. Ebert and M.J. Smale, 1989

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.84 0.32 3.74 0.47 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 4.26 0.66 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Cort├ęs, E., 1999
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.17.99
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.23.07
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