Ecology of Histioteuthis bonnellii
 
Main Ref. Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen, 1984
Remarks Oceanic and elusive. Has little interaction with the bottom (Ref. 106095). Mainly feeds on osteichthyes, followed by crustaceans (natantian), and occasionally on cephalopods. Bases their diet on pelagic nictemeral migrators (Ref. 106992).

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 Histioteuthis bonnellii may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Pelagic;
Substrate Ref. Judkins, H.L.M., M. Vecchione and C.F.E. Roper, 2009
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref. Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen, 1984
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Quetglas, A., A. de Mesa, F. Ordines and A. Grau, 2010
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Quetglas, A., A. de Mesa, F. Ordines and A. Grau, 2010

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 4.16 0.63 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 04.07.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.01.17
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