Ecology of Ctenopharyngodon idella
 
Main Ref. Shireman, J.V. and C.R. Smith, 1983
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 Ctenopharyngodon idella may be found.
Remarks Current velocities range from 0.6 m/s to 1.8 m/s. Feeding and spawning migrations depending on water temperature and water level are reported. The juveniles winter in deep holes in the river bed.

Substrate

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

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit ref Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.00 0.00
Ref. Colle, D.E., J.V. Shireman and R.W. Rottman, 1978
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 04.04.18
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