Ecology of Metanephrops andamanicus
Main Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991
Remarks Occurs at a depths of 250 to 750 m, but mostly between 300 and 450 m. Found on hard muddy substrates and possibly lives in burrows (Ref. 4).

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 Metanephrops andamanicus may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; endofauna (infauna); Soft Bottom: mud; Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991
Special habitats Other habitats: burrows;
Special habitats Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991


Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Wassenberg, T.J. and B.J. Hill, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.96 0.56 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 01.02.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.11.16
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