Ecology of Placopecten magellanicus
Main Ref. Harvey-Clark, C., 1997
Remarks Semi-mobile. Opportunistic filter feeder, utilizing both pelagic and benthic organisms as food (Ref. 106925),

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 Placopecten magellanicus may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; mud; Hard Bottom: rubble;
Substrate Ref. Harvey-Clark, C., 1997
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Shumway, S.E., R. Selvin and D.F. Schick, 1987
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit Ref. Shumway, S.E., R. Selvin and D.F. Schick, 1987

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by sealifebase team on 07.19.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.14.16
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