Ecology of Calcinus elegans
 
Main Ref. Markham, J.C., 2003
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 Calcinus elegans may be found.
Remarks Inhabits intertidal and subtidal to 10 m, on rock bottoms, boulders and coral rubble. It is sometimes found on rock platforms in the splash zone (Ref. 81753); also in mangrove (Ref. 114915). Prefers nocturnal foraging within seagrass habitat (Ref. 114915).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rocky; rubble;
Substrate Ref. Macnae, W. and M. Kalk, 1962
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Davie, P.J.F., 2002

associations

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Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

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trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 03.27.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 04.21.17
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