Ecology of Vulpes lagopus
Main Ref. Rice, D.W., 1998
Remarks Found in the arctic tundra. Scavenge polar bears, ringed seal pups, colonial sea birds and their eggs during the summer, during winter and spring marine mammal carrion is their most important food; they also consume fish, and marine invertebrates (Ref. 1522).

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 Vulpes lagopus may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Rice, D.W., 1998
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Rice, D.W., 1998
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Rice, D.W., 1998

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 Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 10.17.06
Modified by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 10.22.08
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