Ecology of Meganyctiphanes norvegica
Main Ref. SAUP Database, 2006
Remarks This is an omnivorous species (Refs. 96715, 118584).

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 Meganyctiphanes norvegica may be found.


Substrate Pelagic;
Substrate Ref. Brinton, E., 1962
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Brinton, E., 1962
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Frank, T.M., 2003
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit Ref. Dalpadado, P., A. Yamaguchi, B. Ellertsen and S. Johannessen, 2008

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.97 0.14 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Guerzon, Lorielle Ivy on 04.17.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 09.24.18
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