Ecology of Polypterus endlicherii
 
Main Ref. Gosse, J.-P., 1990
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 Polypterus endlicherii may be found.
Remarks Inhabits swamps and rivers. Polypterus endlicheri is essentially piscivorous (Ref. 9695, Ref. 28714). Diet includes snails and crustaceans (Ref.30488).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Gosse, J.-P., 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Gosse, J.-P., 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.77 0.63 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.27.00
Modified by Boden, Gert on 02.17.03
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