Ecology of Libinia dubia
 
Main Ref. Felder, D.L., F. Alvarez, J.W. Goy and R. Lemaitre, 2009
distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Libinia dubia may be found.
Remarks Found on eelgrass meadows. Generalist feeder. Consumes clinging jellyfish Gonionemus medusae, an unusual crab-jellyfish trophic relationship. In the study, spider crab mortality increased with Gonionemus consumption; all of the crabs tested died within 24 hours of consuming jellyfish (Ref. 116461).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom Hard Bottom: rubble;
Substrate Ref. Felder, D.L., F. Alvarez, J.W. Goy and R. Lemaitre, 2009
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; vegetation
Special habitats Ref. Felder, D.L., F. Alvarez, J.W. Goy and R. Lemaitre, 2009

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feeding

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original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
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From individual food items 4.50 0.10 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 08.17.16
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 11.20.17
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