Ecology of Trochus niloticus
 
Main Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
Remarks Typically found in shallow, high energy portions of the reefs. Feeds on filamentous algae and generally avoids bottoms of sand and living corals. Population density generally decreasing in deeper areas, while the mean size of individuals increases (Ref. 349).

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 Trochus niloticus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic: mobile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Chou, L.M. and K.S. Tan, 2008
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998

Associations

Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Lemouellic, S. and C. Chauvet, 2008
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit Ref. Lemouellic, S. and C. Chauvet, 2008

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
Ref.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 03.22.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 02.23.16
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