Ecology of Scophthalmus aquosus
Main Ref. Langton, R.W. and R.E. Bowman, 1981
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 Scophthalmus aquosus may be found.
Remarks Benthic species. Young feeds on mysids; adults on tomcod, smelt, hake pollock, striped bass, herring, sand shrimp, amphipods, sand lance and seaweed. Parasites of the species include 2 protozoans, 3 trematodes, 1 cestode, 3 nematodes and 2 acanthocephalans (Ref. 5951).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Langton, R.W. and R.E. Bowman, 1981
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Langton, R.W. and R.E. Bowman, 1981
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.72 0.17 3.50 0.47 Troph of juv./adults from 6 studies.
Ref. Langton, R.W. and R.E. Bowman, 1981
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.20.95
Modified by Bato, Elizabeth on 05.19.17
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