Ecology of Strongylura krefftii
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1989
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 Strongylura krefftii may be found.
Remarks Inhabit still or flowing rivers, from tidal reaches to far inland. Also found in some impoundments (Lake Argyle, WA). Often shelter among overhanging vegetation or submerged roots. Adults are infrequently found in coastal marine waters (Ref. 44894). Occur in larger streams. Surface-dwelling predator of small fishes, insects (Ref. 205, 44894) and crustaceans (Ref. 44894).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen, 2002
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
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
From individual food items 3.61 0.55 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 05.27.04
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 10.29.08
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