Ecology of Cancer plebejus
 
Main Ref. Gorny, M., 1999
Remarks Found on soft-bottom sublittoral habitats. Mainly epifaunal but can be considered a bioturbator as it reworks sediments. Notably disturbs the sea floor, exhibiting "sediment mining" behavior while in search of prey. Predatory (Ref. 106462).

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 Cancer plebejus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand;
Substrate Ref. Gorny, M., 1999
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed;
Special habitats Ref. Villegas, M.J., J. Laudien, W. Sielfeld and W.E. Arntz, 2008

Associations

Ref. Villegas, M.J., J. Laudien, W. Sielfeld and W.E. Arntz, 2008
Associations
Associated with Macrocystis integrifolia
Association remarks Found on Macrocystis integrifolia kelp beds.
Parasitism

feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Pacheco, A.S., M. Thiel, R.A. Uribe, L. Campos and J.M. Riascos, 2013
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Pacheco, A.S., M. Thiel, R.A. Uribe, L. Campos and J.M. Riascos, 2013

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
Ref.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 11.20.12
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 01.08.19
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