Ecology of Scorpaena mystes
 
Main Ref. Thomson, D.A., 1987
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 Scorpaena mystes may be found.
Remarks Found in shallow water and seaweed-covered reefs as well as on open, sandy areas (Ref. 5592). An opportunistic predator, this cryptic fish lies unseen on the reef top waiting for small fishes to pass by (Ref. 5592). Carnivore (Ref. 57615).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Thomson, D.A., 1987

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2006
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2006
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.16.07
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