Ecology of Oligoplites palometa
 
Main Ref. Duque-Nivia, G., A. Acero, A. Santos-Martinez and E. Rubio, 1996
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 Oligoplites palometa may be found.
Remarks Found mainly in brackish and freshwaters; also over muddy bottoms of coastal marine waters (Ref. 5217). May leap out of the water. A carnivorous fish that returns to the sea to reproduce (Ref. 36880). Bears venomous glands on dorsal and anal spines (Ref. 40401). Juveniles up to 8.2 cm FL feed mainly on scales taken from larger fishes, also on benthic and planktonic crustaceans, and to a minor extent on smaller fishes and polychaetes (Ref. 40402). Juveniles up to 3.0 cm TL adopt a dark brown color pattern while close to decaying plant fragments, an example of camouflage (Ref. 40401, 46533). Over open, detritus-free and light colored sandy bottom, adopts a contrasting yellowish and dark brown pattern, an example of warning colors. Its conspicuous colors are mimicked by juveniles of the non-venomous grunt Pomadasys ramosus (Ref. 46533).

Substrate

Substrate
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Special habitats
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Associations
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Association remarks Scale-eating behaviour was suggested to originate from opportunistic foraging on other fishes (cleaning) (Ref. 28733).
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Duque-Nivia, G., A. Acero, A. Santos-Martinez and E. Rubio, 1996
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Duque-Nivia, G., A. Acero, A. Santos-Martinez and E. Rubio, 1996
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.30 0.48 4.37 0.74 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Duque-Nivia, G., A. Acero, A. Santos-Martinez and E. Rubio, 1996
From individual food items 4.16 0.67 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 09.28.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.30.08
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 11.07.01
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