Ecology of Calcinus latens
Main Ref. Davie, P.J.F., 2002
Remarks Inhabits shells of many gastropods on flats, rocky platforms, rubble and sand (Ref. 8423), coral reef, reef flat, sand and mud flat, sand mud bottoms of seagrass and mangrove areas (Ref. 81753). An omnivore; known to feed on algae, polychaetes, sponges, echinoderms, molluscs, crustaceans, organic detritus, and carrion (Ref. 97241). Carnivore (Ref. 108394).

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 Calcinus latens may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rocky; rubble;
Substrate Ref. Davie, P.J.F., 2002
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs: reef flats;
Special habitats Ref. Rahayu, D.L., 2000


Ref. CRUSTA, 2012
Associated with Associated with corals (facultative).
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Monteforte, M., 1987
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit Ref. Monteforte, M., 1987

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.22 0.20 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 03.29.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.30.16
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