Ecology of Hydrobia ulvae
Main Ref. Healy, B., 1997
Remarks This species is a surface detritivore (Ref. 95728) and/or a deposit feeder (Ref. 96459). Found in intertidal and subtidal flats (Ref. 2823).

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 Hydrobia ulvae may be found.


Substrate Benthic: demersal; macrobenthos; Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref. Hänninen, J. and I. Vuorinen, 2001
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Norling, P. and N. Kautsky, 2008
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit Ref. Norling, P. and N. Kautsky, 2008

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 02.08.07
Modified by Parducho, Vina Angelica on 02.25.15
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