Ecology of Metapenaeus moyebi
Main Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1980
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 moyebi may be found.
Remarks Inhabits mud or sandy-mud in estuaries, backwaters and near-shore waters to a depth of 45 m (Ref. 10). Also found in seagrass, mangrove and among shells (Ref. 121467).


Substrate Benthic: demersal; Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1980
Special habitats Beds: sea grass;
Special habitats Ref. Hajisamae, S. and P. Yeesin, 2014


Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1980
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trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 01.04.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 01.06.20
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