Ecology of Hydroclathrus clathratus
Main Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001
Remarks A highly seasonal species, abundant only during the summer months. A dominant component of the intertidal seaweed community; an abundant species during spring and summer months in protected coves, reef flats and bays at the lower littoral zone near the low tide mark. Either attached to rocky substrate, often associated with Colpomenia sinuosa, or forming thick piles on sandy bottom, or floating (Ref. 80758).

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 Hydroclathrus clathratus may be found.


Substrate Benthic: sessile; Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; rock; Coral Reefs: reef flats;
Special habitats Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001


Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001
Associations epiphytic;
Associated with Colpomenia sinuosa
Association remarks Forms dense mats on the substrate, grows over and covers other seaweed species (Ref. 80758).


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Glorioso, Joann on 07.09.09
Modified by Glorioso, Joann on 10.02.09
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