Ecology of Buccinum undatum
 
Main Ref. Jennings, S., J. Lancaster, A. Woolmer and J. Cotter, 1999
Remarks Common in the continental shelf (Ref. 106864). Common in the subtidal to 200 m depth in the northern Atlantic (Ref. 78657). Usually found on hard bottoms (Ref. 95730), as well as soft bottoms from 5 to 600 m (Ref. 106864). Also found to occur in areas with sludge (Ref. 96352). Relatively sedentary (Ref. 106864). It is a necrophagous, scavenger species (Ref. 96498). Feeds on polychaetes, molluscs, echinoderms and other smaller crustaceans (Ref. 106864). Also found in mud, sand, gravel and rocks (Ref. 78654).

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 Buccinum undatum may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic: sessile; endofauna (infauna); macrobenthos; Soft Bottom: sand; mud; ooze Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Walker, A.J.M. and E.I.S. Rees, 1980
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref. Jennings, S., J. Lancaster, A. Woolmer and J. Cotter, 1999
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Le Pape, O., L. Baulier, A. Cloarec, J. Martin, F. Le Loc'h and Y. Désaunay, 2007
Feeding habit feeding on dead animals (scavenger)
Feeding habit Ref. Le Pape, O., L. Baulier, A. Cloarec, J. Martin, F. Le Loc'h and Y. Désaunay, 2007

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.35 0.35 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 03.08.07
Modified by Sicnawa, Fayte on 12.10.19
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