Ecology of Moringua microchir
 
Main Ref. Keith, P., G. Marquet, P. Valade, P. Bosc and E. Vigneux, 2006
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 Moringua microchir may be found.
Remarks Occur in estuaries and lower parts of the rivers at juvenile and immature adult stages in slow-running waters on sandy bottoms. Mature females stay on shallow marine bottoms; males are pelagic (Ref. 57749). Burrowing species (Ref. 75154). Reproduction occurs offshore. Leptocephali migrate to the littoral to follow up with their growth. Feed on fish and invertebrates, especially crustaceans (Ref. 57749).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Harmelin-Vivien, M.L., 1979
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Harmelin-Vivien, M.L., 1979
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.08 0.14 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Harmelin-Vivien, M.L., 1979
From individual food items 3.87 0.63 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.23.08
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 08.13.08
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