Ecology of Stegostoma fasciatum
 
Main Ref. Blaber, S.J.M., 1980
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 Stegostoma fasciatum may be found.
Remarks Inhabits rocky and coral reefs (Ref. 9137). A tropical inshore shark found on sand, rubble, or coral bottoms of the continental and insular shelves (Ref. 247). Recorded to have entered freshwater (Ref. 4735). Rather sluggish at least during the day (Ref. 247). Probably nocturnal, feeds mainly on mollusks, but also small bony fishes (Ref. 9993). Slow-swimming and able to squirm into narrow cracks, crevices and channel in reefs while searching for food (Ref. 247).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic; Soft Bottom Hard Bottom: rocky; rubble;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 2001

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Cortés, E., 1999
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Blaber, S.J.M., 1980
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.10 0.40 3.09 0.36 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Cortés, E., 1999
From individual food items 3.69 0.55 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 01.07.93
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 07.23.08
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.11.01
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