Ecology of Syngnathus californiensis
 
Main Ref. Fitch, J.E. and R.J. Lavenberg, 1975
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 Syngnathus californiensis may be found.
Remarks Feeds by sucking the food items into the mouth from a distance of 2.5 cm or more. This takes place so rapidly that it is nearly impossible for the human eye to follow the action (Ref. 4930).

Substrate

Substrate
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 Fitch, J.E. and R.J. Lavenberg, 1975
Feeding habit sucking food-containing material
Feeding habit ref Fitch, J.E. and R.J. Lavenberg, 1975
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.37 0.51 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 07.08.00
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