Ecology of Scyllarides squammosus
Main Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991
Remarks Nocturnal (Ref. 4). Opens bivalves through an attack known as wedging. That is, it pries apart the shell lips via its walking legs (Ref. 102680).

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 Scyllarides squammosus may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991


Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Lau, C. J., 1987
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Lau, C. J., 1987

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.23 0.17 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 01.11.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 09.29.15
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