Ecology of Giuris margaritacea
 
Main Ref.
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 Giuris margaritacea may be found.
Remarks Found in a variety of habitats including rivers, swamps, coastal streams and floodplains. Occurs over mud bottoms, often among dense aquatic vegetation or the cover of undercut banks. Feeds mainly on aquatic insects and nymphs, but also takes lesser amount of algae, other aquatic plants and small crustaceans. Has a pelagic marine larval stage, but adults are always found in freshwater.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

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Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen, 2002
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen, 2002
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.64 0.20 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref.
From individual food items 2.90 0.35 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 07.30.04
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 01.15.11
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