Ecology of Carcharhinus acronotus
 
Main Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
Remarks Found on continental and insular shelves, mainly over sandy, shell, and coral bottoms. Feeds on small fishes, including pinfish (Sparidae) and porcupine fish. Preyed on by larger sharks.

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 Carcharhinus acronotus may be found.

Habitat

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., 1984
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Gómez-Canchong, P., L. Manjarrés M., L.O. Duarte and J. Altamar, 2004

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.36 0.52 4.11 0.64 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 4.50 0.80 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
Ref. Cortés, E., 1999
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.17.99
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.28.08
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