Ecology of Acetes erythraeus
Main Ref. Motoh, H., 1980
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 Acetes erythraeus may be found.
Remarks Planktonic in life. Inhabits estuarine waters with mangroves (Ref. 374). Marine or brackish, but usually brackish and fished in the intertidal zone, estuaries and mangroves (Ref. 409). In general, it is a zooplanktivorous omnivore, wherein it primarily feeds on copepods, ostracods, other crustaceans, and molluscan veligers. It is observed to forage intensively after midnight (Ref. 104021). Omnivorous suspension feeder (Ref. 105380).


Substrate Benthic: demersal; Pelagic; Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Pérez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley, 1997
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Motoh, H., 1980
Associated with
Association remarks


feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
feeding type ref Metillo, E.B., 2011
feeding habit selective plankton feeding
feeding habit ref Metillo, E.B., 2011
trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.83 0.28 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 02.23.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.03.16
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