Ecology of Pandalus platyceros
Main Ref. Barr, L., 1973
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 Pandalus platyceros may be found.
Remarks Epibenthic (Ref. 91773). Found in bed rocks to muddy sand substrates with adequate shelter for day light hiding (Ref. 91741). Also in crevices on rock faces and in lairs under boulders (Ref. 91824). Nocturnal. Carnivorous and feeds by scavenging on dead animal materials and preying on amphipods, euphausiids, limpets, annelids and other shrimps (Ref. 91741). Preyed upon by fish and octopuses. Also probably eaten by fish such as lingcod, dogfish, and Pacific cod (Ref. 91824). Associated with drift algae, specifically loose kelp (Ref. 91824). Predominantly uses Agarum fimbriatum and Agarum cribrosum kelp beds as nursery habitats (Ref. 91825).


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; mud; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Barr, L., 1973
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; rock;
Special habitats Ref. Marliave, J.B. and M. Roth, 1995


Ref. Barr, L., 1973
associations symbiosis;
Associated with Pandalus danae (Ref. 91741).
Association remarks Pandalus danae is associated with young spot shrimps (Ref. 91741).


feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
feeding type ref Barr, L., 1973
feeding habit variable
feeding habit ref Barr, L., 1973
trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.66 0.29 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 10.01.12
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.01.16
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