Ecology of Neosalanx reganius
Main Ref. Islam, M.S., M. Hibino, T. Ohta, K. Nakayama and M. Tanaka, 2006
Remarks Inhabits the tidal areas of the rivers above the saltfront, 16-20 km upstream from the river mouth and sometimes found in areas with low seawater concentrations (Ref. 37303). Planktivorous fish. Feed on calanoid copepod, Sinocalanus sinensis which is the most dominant prey item; cyclopoids, Daphniasp. and decapod mysid (Ref. 57041).

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 Neosalanx reganius may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Islam, M.S., M. Hibino, T. Ohta, K. Nakayama and M. Tanaka, 2006
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit Ref.
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.06 0.20 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
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