Ecology of Parapenaeopsis stylifera
Main Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1980
Remarks From coast to depths of 90 m, but usually down to 50 m on muddy or sandy-mud substrates (Ref. 801). Omnivorous bottom feeder, mainly feeding on crustaceans, mud and detritus, vegetable matter, gastropods, bivalves, diatoms, and sand particles. Higher feeding intensity observed with sexual maturity (Ref. 106981).

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 Parapenaeopsis stylifera may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; demersal; Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1980
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1980
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Anantha, C.S., S.L. Shanbhogue, N. Bhaskar, G.V.S. Reddy and C.V. Raju, 1997
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.66 0.16 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 01.09.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.17.16
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