Ecology of Lepomis gulosus
Main Ref. Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Remarks Usually occurs over mud in vegetated lakes, ponds, swamps and quiet water areas of streams (Ref. 3814, 10294). Feeds on fish and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 2939, 10294).

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 Lepomis gulosus may be found.


Substrate Soft Bottom: mud;
Substrate Ref. Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Special habitats vegetation
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.35 0.50 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
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