Ecology of Mesothuria lactea
 
Main Ref. Gutt, J., 1991
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 Mesothuria lactea may be found.
Remarks Prefers soft bottoms probably due to its detritivore feeding habit or its mode of locomotion (Ref. 2545).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic; Soft Bottom: mud;
Substrate Ref. Pawson, D.L., D.J. Vance, C.G. Messing, A. Solis-Marin and C.L. Mah, 2009
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

associations

Ref. Gutt, J., 1991
associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
feeding type ref Gutt, J., 1991
feeding habit
feeding habit ref
trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 03.05.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 08.17.17
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