Ecology of Platichthys flesus
 
Main Ref. Muus, B.J. and P. Dahlström, 1974
Remarks Juveniles of less than a year old feed on plankton and larvae of insects, juveniles of more than a year and adults feed on benthic fauna (Ref. 51442). The adults burrow in the sand during daytime and search for food during nighttime (Ref. 173).

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 Platichthys flesus 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. Muus, B.J. and P. Dahlström, 1974
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Muus, B.J. and P. Dahlström, 1974

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.32 0.19 3.16 0.30 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 3.30 0.46 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Costa, M.J., 1988
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Froese, Rainer on 04.02.92
Modified by Boden, Gert on 07.13.04
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 11.21.01
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