Ecology of Silurus asotus
Main Ref. Liu, J., 1990
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 Silurus asotus may be found.
Remarks Mostly found in rivers, lakes, and reserviors. Hide in swamps and caves during the day time and feeding during the night. Stays in deep waters and muddy places during winter (Ref. 40516). Feeds on all types of fish (Ref. 41072). Recorded as having been or being farmed in rice fields (Ref. 119549).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref. Halwart, M. and M.V. Gupta, 2004


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Dulmaa, A., 1999
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 4.43 0.32 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
From individual food items 4.50 0.80 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Mao, Dazhi on 11.05.01
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.31.19
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