Ecology of Argopecten gibbus
Main Ref. Leal, J.H., 2003
Remarks Lives in beds in shallow to moderately deep water, usually on (or buried in) sandy bottoms (Ref. 344). Also in seagrass and algae beds (Ref. 106861).

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 Argopecten gibbus may be found.


Substrate Benthic: endofauna (infauna); Soft Bottom: sand;
Substrate Ref. Leal, J.H., 2003
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; sea grass; Other habitats: burrows;
Special habitats Ref. Leal, J.H., 2003


Ref. Leal, J.H., 2003
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, 2017
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit Ref. Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, 2017

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 02.03.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.30.17
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