Ecology of Kogia sima
 
Main Ref. Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber, 1993
Remarks Usually in deeper offshore waters. Typically in groups of less than 5 individuals (Ref. 801). Feeds on deep water cephalopods (Refs. 801, 1394) and crustaceans (Ref. 122680).

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 Kogia sima may be found.

Habitat

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

Associations

Ref. Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber, 1993
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

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 4.50 0.37 Troph of juv./adults.
From individual food items 4.50 0.41 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Wang, M.-C., W.A. Walker, K.-T. Shao and L.-S. Chou, 2002
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 06.21.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 08.28.20
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