Ecology of Ichthyomyzon fossor
 
Main Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Remarks Adults inhabit clean, clear gravel riffles and runs of small rivers. Ammocoetes occur in quiet water over sand, silt and debris. Non-parasitic, the adults and possibly the larger ammocoetes in the resting stage do not feed (Ref. 1998). Ammocoetes feed on diatoms, protozoans, green algae, detritus, and pollen. The intestine is nonfunctional (Ref. 1998).

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 Ichthyomyzon fossor may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; silt; Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Feeding habit
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
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.01.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.07.07
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