Ecology of Hemiarthrum setulosum
Main Ref. Kaas, P. and R.A. van Belle, 1985
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 Hemiarthrum setulosum may be found.
Remarks This is an epibiotic species, found on hard substrata including holdfasts of Macrocystis, cobbles encrusted with calcareous red algae and in mussel beds; it is a brooding species that feeds on red and green algae. It is highly sensitive to desiccation and intolerant to high salinities (Ref. 87801).


Substrate Benthic: demersal; Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref. Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra, 2009
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Kaas, P. and R.A. van Belle, 1985
Associated with
Association remarks


feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
feeding type ref Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra, 2009
feeding habit
feeding habit ref
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 Dar, Christine on 03.13.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.07.16
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