Ecology of Feresa attenuata
Main Ref. Tan, J.M.L., 1995
Remarks In offshore waters. Generally in herds of fewer than 50 individuals (Ref. 801). Feeds on fish and squid; occasionally they attack other dolphins (Ref. 1394).

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 Feresa attenuata may be found.


Substrate Pelagic;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Tan, J.M.L., 1995
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber, 1993
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber, 1993

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.40
From individual food items 4.35 0.46 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Pauly, D., A.W. Trites, E. Capuli and V. Christensen, 1998
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 06.16.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.07.16
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