Ecology of Ammodytes tobianus
 
Main Ref. Reay, P.J., 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 Ammodytes tobianus may be found.
Remarks Feeds on phytoplankton and zooplankton (Ref. 4674). Found in inshore waters, rarely offshore. Alternates between lying buried in the sand and swimming in schools in the water mass.

Substrate

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 Reay, P.J., 1986
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit ref Reay, P.J., 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.08 0.07 Troph of adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Bogorov, V.G., B.P. Manteifel and A.E. Pavlova, 1939
From individual food items 3.16 0.32 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 01.02.91
Modified by Orlov, Alexei on 04.25.08
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