Ecology of Acipenser oxyrinchus
 
Main Ref. Bigelow, H.B., M.G. Bradbury, J.R. Dymond, J.R. Greeley, S.F. Hildebrand, G.W. Mead, R.R. Miller, L.R. Rivas, W.L. Schroeder, R.D. Suttkus and V.D. Vladykov, 1963
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Acipenser oxyrinchus may be found.
Remarks Feeds on bottom plants, insect larvae, small crustaceans and molluscs when in fresh water, while molluscs, annelid worms, crustaceans and small fishes such as sand lance are consumed in the sea (Ref. 59043).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref. Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott, 1988
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks Parasites of the species include Nitzschia sturionis(from gills of juveniles), Derogenes varicus, Truttaedacnitis sphaerocephala, Echinorhynchus gadi and Dichelesthium oblongum (Ref. 5951).
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Bigelow, H.B., M.G. Bradbury, J.R. Dymond, J.R. Greeley, S.F. Hildebrand, G.W. Mead, R.R. Miller, L.R. Rivas, W.L. Schroeder, R.D. Suttkus and V.D. Vladykov, 1963
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Bigelow, H.B., M.G. Bradbury, J.R. Dymond, J.R. Greeley, S.F. Hildebrand, G.W. Mead, R.R. Miller, L.R. Rivas, W.L. Schroeder, R.D. Suttkus and V.D. Vladykov, 1963
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.38 0.50 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. on 02.19.01
Modified by Franke, Andrea on 01.20.12
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