Ecology of Clarias agboyiensis
 
Main Ref. Ezenwaji, H.M.G. and N.M. Inyang, 1998
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 Clarias agboyiensis may be found.
Remarks Feeding behaviours were foraging, shoveling and surface feeding. C. agboyiensis constitutes a new host for these helminth parasites, e.g., metacercaria of Euclinostomum clarias, Procamallanus laevichonchus, a larval spiruroid (f. Physalopteridae) and an unidentified acanthocephalan (Ref. 31579).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

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Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Ezenwaji, H.M.G. and N.M. Inyang, 1998
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 3.72 0.31 3.45 0.40 Troph of adults from 3 studies.
Ref. Ezenwaji, H.M.G. and N.M. Inyang, 1998
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.19.04
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