Ecology of Nymphon brevirostre
Main Ref. Child, C.A., 1995
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 Nymphon brevirostre may be found.
Remarks This is an epibenthic species (Ref. 95730), that inhabits shelf areas (Ref. 19). Feeds on various hydroids epizoic on the bryozoan Flustra foliacea. Chemically attracted to various hydroid species, found to feed exclusively on hydroids, i.e. starves if no hydroids are present (Ref. 121217).


Substrate Benthic;
Substrate Ref. Zettler, M.L. and F. Gosselck, 2006
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Child, C.A., 1995
Associated with
Association remarks


feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
feeding type ref Dietz, L., J.S. Domel, F. Leese, T. Lehmann and R.R. Melzer, 2018
feeding habit
feeding habit ref
trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 4.37 0.16 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Dar, Christine on 10.09.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 01.16.20
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