Ecology of Richardsonius balteatus
 
Main Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Remarks Inhabits runs and flowing to standing pools of headwaters, creeks, and small to medium rivers; also lakes and ponds. Usually found over mud or sand, often near vegetation (Ref. 5723, 86798). Occurs in schools (Ref. 1998). Fry feed on diatoms, copepods, ostracods, and other small planktonic and demersal crustaceans (Ref. 1998). Diet changes to terrestrial and aquatic insects, algae, mollusks, fish eggs (including their own), and small fishes like other redside shiners, other minnows, and trout (Ref. 1998). Preyed upon by mergansers, loons, and mink (Ref. 1998). Adults feed on zooplankton, insects, and plants (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 Richardsonius balteatus 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. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.41 0.49 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 04.08.97
Modified by Torres, Armi G. on 11.27.14
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