Ecology of Orectolobus japonicus
 
Main Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
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 Orectolobus japonicus may be found.
Remarks A little-known bottom shark found inshore. Nocturnal in habits. Feeds on fish, and presumably bottom invertebrates (Ref. 247). Inhabits rocky areas and coral reefs (Ref. 9137). A carnivor (Ref. 9137).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 2001

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 Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.82 0.57 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 10.19.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 02.26.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.22.01
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