Ecology of Girardinus falcatus
 
Main Ref. Lee, D.S., S.P. Platania and G.H. Burgess, 1983
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 Girardinus falcatus may be found.
Remarks Occurs in ponds, lakes and lowland streams (2-150, usually less than 30, m elevation). Prefers stagnant water over muddy substrate with abundant aquatic vegetation. Feeds on diatoms, algae, leaves of aquatic plants, detritus and insect larvae.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Lee, D.S., S.P. Platania and G.H. Burgess, 1983
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Lee, D.S., S.P. Platania and G.H. Burgess, 1983
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 2.22 0.14 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 01.30.01
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