Ecology of Gnathophis mystax
 
Main Ref. Bauchot, M.-L. and L. Saldanha, 1986
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 Gnathophis mystax may be found.
Remarks Found on muddy or sandy bottoms of the continental slope. Feeds on benthic invertebrates and probably small fishes.

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
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 Bauchot, M.-L. and L. Saldanha, 1986
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Bauchot, M.-L. and L. Saldanha, 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.48 3.53 0.54 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Macpherson, E., 1981
From individual food items 3.63 0.56 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.24.00
Modified by Miranda, Lilibeth on 08.22.01
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