Ecology of Diapterus rhombeus
 
Main Ref. Austin, H. and S. Austin, 1971
Remarks Common in mangrove-lined lagoons; also found over shallow mud and sand grounds in marine areas. Juveniles common in hypersaline lagoons and in brackish water (Ref. 5217). Probably feeds on small benthic invertebrates.

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Diapterus rhombeus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Austin, H. and S. Austin, 1971
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Gómez-Canchong, P., L. Manjarrés M., L.O. Duarte and J. Altamar, 2004

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.01 0.17 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 3.06 0.37 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Gómez-Canchong, P., L. Manjarrés M., L.O. Duarte and J. Altamar, 2004
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 07.29.98
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 01.07.08
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