Ecology of Neovison macrodon
Main Ref. Carlton, J.T. and J. Hodder, 2003
Remarks It is restricted to rocky shore habitats both on the mainland and on offshore islands, and may have spent most of its time in water (Ref. 79532, 79533). Preyed almost entirely on marine intertidal and shallow sublittoral prey, although the only verified prey were intertidal fish (Ref. 79533).

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 Neovison macrodon may be found.


Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Carlton, J.T. and J. Hodder, 2003
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Manville, R.H., 1966
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

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)
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