Ecology of Tomiyamichthys emilyae
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., M.V. Erdmann and I.V. Utama, 2019
Remarks The collection area is exposed to periodic strong currents and cool upwelled water with sea temperatures of 23-25°C at the time of collection in August 2019 . The specimens were observed on gradually sloping, sand-rubble bottoms, in pairs or solitary, in shared burrows with the brightly colored alpheid shrimp Alpheus randalli (Ref. 121269).

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 Tomiyamichthys emilyae may be found.


Substrate : sand; Hard Bottom: rubble;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Allen, G.R., M.V. Erdmann and I.V. Utama, 2019
Associations symbiosis;
Associated with Pairs or solitary individuals shared burrows with the brightly colored alpheid shrimp. Alpheus randalli (Ref. 121269).
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

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. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 11.26.19
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