Ecology of Pagrus pagrus
Main Ref. Papaconstantinou, C. and E. Caragitsou, 1989
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 Pagrus pagrus may be found.
Remarks Found over rock, rubble, or sand bottoms (young frequently found on seagrass beds and the continental shelf (Ref. 47377)) down to about 250 m depth, often above 150 m. Feeds on crustaceans, fishes, and mollusks (Ref. 3688). In southwest Brazil found in 160 m depth (Ref. 47377).


Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rocky; rubble;
Substrate Ref. FAO EastMed Project, 2013
Special habitats Beds: sea grass;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Papaconstantinou, C. and E. Caragitsou, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref da Silva Monteiro, V.M., 1998
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.86 0.24 3.62 0.58 Troph of adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Papaconstantinou, C. and E. Caragitsou, 1989
From individual food items 3.55 0.51 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 08.06.98
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. on 04.08.14
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