Ecology of Anoxypristis cuspidata
 
Main Ref. Mould, B., 1994
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 Anoxypristis cuspidata may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coastal waters and estuaries; probably ascends rivers but its occurrence in freshwater needs to be verified (Ref. 9859). Common in sheltered bays with sandy bottoms. Feeds on small fish and cuttlefish.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Compagno, L.J.V. and P.R. Last, 1999
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Compagno, L.J.V. and P.R. Last, 1999
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 4.50 0.62 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.27.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 07.31.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 01.08.01
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