Ecology of Perna viridis
 
Main Ref. SAUP Database, 2006
distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Perna viridis may be found.
Remarks Commonly found byssally attached to various hard objects or substrates in protected bays and estuaries (Ref. 80041). Littoral and sublittoral to a depth of 20 m (Ref. 348).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic: sessile; Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref. Sotto, F.B. and R. von Cosel, 1982
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

associations

Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
feeding type ref Ruppert, E.E., R.S. Fox and R.D. Barnes, 2004
feeding habit filtering plankton
feeding habit ref Ruppert, E.E., R.S. Fox and R.D. Barnes, 2004
trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.00 0.22
Ref.
From individual food items
Update
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 02.15.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.30.16
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