Ecology of Mustelus whitneyi
 
Main Ref. Espino, M., J. Castillo, F. Fernandez, A. Menqieta, C. Wosnitza-Mendo and J. Zevallos, 1986
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 Mustelus whitneyi may be found.
Remarks Fairly common. Occurs at 17-360 m depth, temperature range 12.88-16.20 °C (Ref. 9097 and 9098). An offshore bottom-dwelling shark found on the continental shelf. Prefers rocky bottom around islands. Feeds on crabs, mantis shrimp, and small bony fishes.

Substrate

Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Espino, M., J. Castillo, F. Fernandez, A. Menqieta, C. Wosnitza-Mendo and J. Zevallos, 1986
Special habitats