Ecology of Pisodonophis boro
Main Ref. Rainboth, W.J., 1996
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Pisodonophis boro may be found.
Remarks Reported to spawn in rice-paddies during the rainy season (Ref. 12693). In India, this species burrows into and through the embankments of paddy fields and salt pans near estuaries. The paddy fields are damaged by the burrows allowing salt water to enter and the crops to wither. It prefers a substrate which consist of a good mixture of sand, silt, and clay. It shows a tidal locomotory rhythm. It comes to the surface of the mud at high tide to feed, when some degree of exposure to the overlying water may occur (Ref. 42330).


Substrate Benthic;
Substrate Ref. Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Rainboth, W.J., 1996
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 4.03 0.71 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 05.10.00
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 09.17.15
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