Ecology of Octopus maya
 
Main Ref. Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen, 1984
Remarks This is a benthic and subtidal species found in rocky and seagrass bottoms (Ref. 83938). Also inhabits empty coral shells (Ref. 275) and coral reefs (Ref. 96968).

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 Octopus maya may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic: mobile; Hard Bottom: rocky; rubble;
Substrate Ref. Hochberg, F.G. and Y.E. Camacho-García, 2009
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Hochberg, F.G. and Y.E. Camacho-García, 2009

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. Van Heukelem, W.F., 1976
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Van Heukelem, W.F., 1976

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.69 0.51 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 04.17.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.03.16
Checked by Cortés, Jorge on 06.20.11
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