Ecology of Histioteuthis reversa
Main Ref. Collins, M.A., C. Yau, L. Allcock and M.H. Thurston, 2001
Remarks Mainly feeds on osteichthyes (myctophids), followed by crustaceans (natantian), and occasionally on cephalopods. Bases their diet on pelagic nictemeral migrators (Ref. 106992).

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 Histioteuthis reversa may be found.


Substrate Pelagic;
Substrate Ref. Judkins, H.L.M., M. Vecchione and C.F.E. Roper, 2009
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Quetglas, A., A. de Mesa, F. Ordines and A. Grau, 2010
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Quetglas, A., A. de Mesa, F. Ordines and A. Grau, 2010

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 4.11 0.60 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by sealifebase team on 10.11.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.01.17
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