Ecology of Parribacus antarcticus
Main Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991
Remarks Taken at depths from 0 to 20 m, in coral or stone reefs with a sandy bottom. It is nocturnal and in the daytime hides in crevices, sometimes in small groups (Ref. 4). Also on rubble (Ref. 97531). Scyllarids are commonly considered to be opportunistic omnivorous (Ref. 106411). Aquarium observations indicate that they may open bivalves (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 Parribacus antarcticus may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rocky; rubble;
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 plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Coutures, E., 2003
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Coutures, E., 2003

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 Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 01.12.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.01.17
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