Ecology of Plesionika gigliolii
Main Ref. Apostolidis, C.A. and K.I. Stergiou, 2008
Remarks Found on the middle and upper slopes (Ref. 79118) in mud assemblage (Ref. 102666). Non-migratory macrozooplankton feeder (Ref. 52384). Preys on euphausiids, mysids, hyperiids, insect remains, mesopelagic fish and planktonic forams (Ref. 102666).

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 Plesionika gigliolii may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; demersal; Soft Bottom: mud;
Substrate Ref. Fanelli, E.F., F. Colloca and G.D. Ardizzone, 2007
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Fanelli, E. and J. E. Cartes, 2004
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Fanelli, E. and J. E. Cartes, 2004

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.33 0.49 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 02.06.09
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 12.05.19
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