Ecology of Metapenaeus dobsoni
Main Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1980
Remarks Can tolerate a wide range of salinity, 3-43 ppt (Ref. 8). Found in mangroves, in muddy substrate and among shells (Ref. 121467).

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 Metapenaeus dobsoni may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; demersal; Soft Bottom: mud;
Substrate Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1980
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1980
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Dall, W., B.J. Hill, P.C. Rothlisberg and D.J. Sharples, 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Dall, W., B.J. Hill, P.C. Rothlisberg and D.J. Sharples, 1990

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.50 0.50 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 01.03.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 01.06.20
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