Ecology of Schilbe mystus
Main Ref. Whitehead, V., 1969
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 Schilbe mystus may be found.
Remarks Important but occurs only seasonally in Lake Victoria (Ref. 4967). Frequency of occurence in Caprivi: occasionally in sandy streams, occasionally on rocky streams, common in standing deep water, abundant in shallow swamps, and occasionally in shallow flood plains (Ref. 037065). Feeds largely on insects (Ref. 3681).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Whitehead, V., 1969
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Whitehead, V., 1969
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.45 0.35 3.38 0.47 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Adebisi, A.A., 1981
From individual food items 3.28 0.49 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 06.08.92
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 09.16.04
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 03.05.01
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