Ecology of Maja goltziana
Main Ref. Henriksen, C.S., 2009
Remarks Epifaunal and found on soft sediments (Ref. 105768). Also occurs on detritic muddy bottoms and a variety of substrata on the continental shelf and upper slope (Ref. 106304). Have been recorded near the Amendolara Sea Mount (Ref. 105768). Most majids are herbivorous, feeding mainly on algae (Ref. 107073).

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 Maja goltziana may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: mud; ( detritus );
Substrate Ref. Henriksen, C.S., 2009
Special habitats Other habitats: seamounts;
Special habitats Ref. Henriksen, C.S., 2009


Associated with
Association remarks


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 Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer on 01.25.16
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.29.16
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