Ecology of Scardinius erythrophthalmus
 
Main Ref. Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
Remarks large fish appear to be solitary and join schools of medium-sized individuals only over short stretches (Ref. 46637). Feeds on insects, benthic invertebrates and plants (Ref. 6258). Employs three foraging techniques, either concurrently or alternately. Windborne seeds are taken at the surface; plankton is consumed by swimming up and down and halting abruptly at periodic intervals to snap at prey. When feeding on plant material, the fish tears off pieces of the plant with a jerk of the head. This is often preceded by brief searching activity (Ref. 46637).

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 Scardinius erythrophthalmus 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. Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
Feeding habit variable
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 2.89 0.39 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 06.07.91
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V. on 06.19.07
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