Ecology of Scyliorhinus canicula
 
Main Ref. Wetherbee, B.M., S.H. Gruber and E. Cortes, 1990
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 Scyliorhinus canicula may be found.
Remarks Experiments in southwest Ireland showed that male individuals move from deeper water (12-24 m) during the day, to adjacent shallow feeding areas at dusk (<4 m), returning to the deeper waters at dawn (Ref. 88835). Not known to migrate long distances.

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
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 Gibson, R.N. and I.A. Ezzi, 1987
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.82 0.26 3.62 0.49 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Ellis, J.R., M.G. Pawson and S.E. Shackley, 1996
From individual food items 3.67 0.59 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 06.26.91
Modified by Franke, Andrea on 12.08.11
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