Ecology of Conger oceanicus
 
Main Ref. Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Conger oceanicus may be found.
Remarks Occurs from shallow inshore waters to depths of 477 m. Feeds mainly on fishes, but also on shrimps and small shellfish (Ref. 7251). Caligus elongatus (copepod) is a known parasite of the species, found on body surface and fins (Ref. 5951).

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Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.50 0.77 4.58 0.83 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
From individual food items 4.00 0.66 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.18.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 07.16.07
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.10.01
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