Ecology of Carcinus aestuarii
Main Ref., 2050
Remarks Epibenthic. Found in a lagoon. Feeds on the bivalve Musculista senhousia (Ref. 106871).

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 Carcinus aestuarii may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile;
Substrate Ref. Mistri, M., 2003
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Mistri, M., 2003
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Mistri, M., 2003

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.43 0.35 Troph of adults.
From individual food items 3.23 0.17 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Chen, R.B., S. Watanabe and M. Yokota, 2004
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 01.08.08
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.09.16
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