Ecology of Macrophthalmus milloti
 
Main Ref. Takeda, M. and T. Komai, 1991
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 Macrophthalmus milloti may be found.
Remarks Found in soft muddy bottoms in the intertidal zone of estuarine areas. Typically inhabits small pools on deal coral reef platforms, always on shores of open sea. Occurs at low tide. Seldom goes out of holes. Climbs on small stones or debris to reach water surface (Ref. 103131) Associated with the cirripede Octolasmis unguisiformis (Ref. 103130).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Serène, R., 1973
Special habitats Coral Reefs; Other habitats: burrows;
Special habitats Ref.

associations

Ref. Kobayashi, C. and M. Kato, 2003
associations symbiosis;
Associated with Octolasmis unguisiformis.
Association remarks O. unguisiformis is ectosymbiotic with M. milloti, where it is attached to the ventral side of the crab carapace. The cirripede resembles the chelipeds of the male host crabs.
Parasitism

feeding

feeding type
feeding type ref
feeding habit
feeding habit ref
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. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 07.08.15
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