Ecology of Barentsia gracilis
Main Ref. Hansson, H.G., 1998
Remarks Cosmopolitan (Ref. 429). Feeds on detritus and protists (Ref. 95814).

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 Barentsia gracilis may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Other habitats: other invertebrates (On ventral side of Aphrodida aculeata, on upper surface of elytrae of Lepidonotus squamatus, on shells inhabited by Phascolion and several other invertebrates);
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Hansson, H.G., 1998
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Bullivant, J.S., 1968
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit Ref. Bullivant, J.S., 1968

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 03.15.06
Modified by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 05.13.14
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