Ecology of Calidris maritima
 
Main Ref. Summers, R.W., S. Smith, M. Nicoll and N.K. Atkinson, 1990
Remarks During the winter, it uses rocky intertidal habitats and offshore islets to forage. Molluscs make an important part of its winter diet (Ref. 118691).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Calidris maritima may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Mallory, M.L., M. F. Elderkin, N.C. Spencer, T.A. Betsch, A.C. Russell and P.L. Mills, 2016
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Mallory, M.L., M. F. Elderkin, N.C. Spencer, T.A. Betsch, A.C. Russell and P.L. Mills, 2016
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Mallory, M.L., M. F. Elderkin, N.C. Spencer, T.A. Betsch, A.C. Russell and P.L. Mills, 2016

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.29 0.34 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 07.29.16
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 10.17.18
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