Ecology of Jacksonaster depressum
Main Ref. Fell, H.B., 1948
Remarks This is an epibenthic species found on muddy sand in subtidal areas. It has a paddling action that aids it to feed on detrital organic matter on the surface (Ref. 85384).

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 Jacksonaster depressum may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Fell, H.B., 1948
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Gibbs, P.E., 1978
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Lane, D., 2008
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit Ref. Lane, D., 2008

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 03.22.07
Modified by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 09.28.12
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