Ecology of Strombus gibberulus
Main Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
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 Strombus gibberulus may be found.
Remarks Occurring in sandy patches of reef flats, in sandy lagoons or in muddy-sand bottoms. Shells of specimens living in deeper water tend to be smaller or more brightly colored.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef flats; lagoons;
Special habitats Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998


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


feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
feeding type ref Harasewych, M.G. and F. Moretzsohn, 2014
feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
feeding habit ref Harasewych, M.G. and F. Moretzsohn, 2014
trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method 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.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 03.30.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 11.16.16
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