Ecology of Clithon oualaniensis
Main Ref. Smith, B.D., 2003
Remarks Common in estuaries (Ref. 2925). Inhabits muddy sandflats and seagrass areas (Ref. 85382), also on seaweed in bays (Ref. 75835). Found at mangroves in Hong Kong (Ref. 112938). Also found in sandy shore, near the vicinity of the depression formed during low tides to avoid desiccation (Ref. 125338).

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 Clithon oualaniensis may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Springsteen, F.J. and F.M. Leobrera, 1986
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; sea grass;
Special habitats Ref. Chou, L.M. and K.S. Tan, 2008


Ref. Smith, B.D., 2003
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Dar, Christine on 03.05.07
Modified by Parakikay, Timothy on 09.24.21
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