Ecology of Glaucosoma hebraicum
Main Ref. Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993
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 Glaucosoma hebraicum may be found.
Remarks Adults occur in coastal waters in moderate depths on the continental shelf, particularly close to deep submerged reefs or rough bottom (Ref. 27621). They occur in small schools or more commonly as individuals inshore (Ref. 27621). Juveniles tend to remain in shallower water than adults and are rarely found in waters more than 100 m deep (Ref. 27560). Westralian jewfish are territorial for most of the year, choosing a particular part of the reef (Ref. 27621). In shallow water it is not uncommon for a large fish to take residence in a cave or within a wreck and remain there for some years (Ref. 27621).


Substrate Benthic; Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Anonymous, 1992
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Anonymous, 1992
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 4.30 0.62 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 11.04.98
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.26.08
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