Ecology of Chaetobranchus flavescens
 
Main Ref. Boujard, T., M. Pascal, F.J. Meunier and P.-Y. Le Bail, 1997
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 Chaetobranchus flavescens may be found.
Remarks A plankton feeder occurring mostly in swamps or flooded grounds of coastal zones, either in turbid or clear stagnant water (Ref. 35237). Possesses very long and very fine branchial archs which allow it to filter microorganism-rich waters of the flooded savannas and swamps which are its preferred habitats (Ref. 27188). Also feeds on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 76754).

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Special habitats
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Associations

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Associations
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Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Boujard, T., M. Pascal, F.J. Meunier and P.-Y. Le Bail, 1997
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Mérona, B. de and J. Rankin-de-Mérona, 2004
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.03 0.35 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 10.17.99
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 06.23.08
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