Ecology of Gymnoscopelus braueri
Main Ref. Hulley, P.A., 1990
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 Gymnoscopelus braueri may be found.
Remarks Oceanic and mesopelagic, found in the upper 200 m at night but deeper in the region of Subtropical Convergence (Ref. 4066). Feeds mainly on Euphausia superba; also takes copepods (Euchaeta antarctica, Rhincalanus gigas), amphipods (Primno macropa, Themisto gaudichaudii) and the euphausiid Thysanoessa macrura.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Hulley, P.A., 1990
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit ref Hulley, P.A., 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.22 0.32 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Pusch, C., P.A. Hulley and K.-H. Kock, 2004
From individual food items 3.29 0.42 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 11.20.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.15.07
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.26.00
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