Ecology of Octopus rubescens
 
Main Ref. Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams, 1998
Remarks It is found on rock and soft bottoms, from the low intertidal to a depth of 210 meters (Ref. 865).

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 Octopus rubescens may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic: mobile; demersal; Soft Bottom Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Gotshall, D.W., 2005
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Laidig, T.E., P.B. Adams, C.H. Baxter and J.L. Butler, 1995
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Laidig, T.E., P.B. Adams, C.H. Baxter and J.L. Butler, 1995

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.86 0.61 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 11.04.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 06.27.16
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