Ecology of Saurida tumbil
Main Ref. Venkata Subba Rao, K., 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 Saurida tumbil may be found.
Remarks Occurs in inshore waters of the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Voracious feeder and has the ability to catch fast swimming animals, e.g., Loligo (Ref. 1286).


Substrate Benthic; Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref. Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Venkata Subba Rao, K., 1981
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Venkata Subba Rao, K., 1981
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.40 0.28 4.04 0.56 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Venkata Subba Rao, K., 1981
From individual food items 4.35 0.93 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 04.06.95
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 09.02.08
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