Ecology of Uroconger lepturus
 
Main Ref. Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Uroconger lepturus may be found.
Remarks Occurs offshore, on soft sandy mud (Ref. 30573) and in coastal areas with sandy bottoms (Ref. 5213). Feeds mainly on small benthic crustaceans.

Substrate

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

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Castle, P.H.J., 1984
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Castle, P.H.J., 1984
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.50 0.50 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.22.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 08.20.08
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