Ecology of Ilisha melastoma
 
Main Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
Remarks Occurs in coastal waters but enters estuaries and presumably able to tolerate lowered salinities (Ref. 188); also inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 58534). Feeds on plankton (probably small crustaceans, etc.) (Ref. 188).

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 Ilisha melastoma may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.45 0.47 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.23.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 08.07.07
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 01.10.01
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