Ecology of Rhynchobatus djiddensis
 
Main Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., D.A. Ebert and M.J. Smale, 1989
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 Rhynchobatus djiddensis may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 58534). Occurs inshore and in shallow estuaries. Feeds on crabs, lobsters, bivalves and small fishes (Ref. 5578).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand;
Substrate Ref. Broad, G., 2003
Special habitats Beds: sea grass;
Special habitats Ref. Gell, F.R. and M.W. Whittington, 2002

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)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.60 0.58 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Nasir, N.A., 2000
From individual food items 3.83 0.56 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 11.14.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 08.06.07
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