Ecology of Culaea inconstans
 
Main Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Remarks Inhabits cool, vegetated, sand or mud bottoms of lakes and ponds. Also in pools and backwaters of creeks and small rivers. Rarely found in brackish water. Feeds on crustacean, insect larvae, eggs and larvae of fishes, snails, oligochaetes, algae, fish and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 1998). Preyed upon by kingfishers, herons, and mergansers and occasionally by fishes like Salvelinus fontinalis and Esox lucius (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 Culaea inconstans may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
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 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.
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.19 0.14 3.09 0.30 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
From individual food items 3.29 0.47 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Keast, A., 1968
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.25.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.01.07
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