Ecology of Gibelion catla
Main Ref. Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 Gibelion catla may be found.
Remarks Occurs in rivers, lakes and culture ponds (Ref. 41236). Distribution limited to maximum altitude of 500 m and minimum temperature of 14°C. Surface and mid-water feeders, mainly omnivorous with juveniles feeding on aquatic and terrestrial insects, detritus and phytoplankton. Breeds in rivers (Ref. 4832). Spawners migrate during the monsoon season towards the littoral zones of flood plains (see Ref. 555).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref. Halwart, M. and M.V. Gupta, 2004


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit ref Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.79 0.21
Ref. Natarajan, A.V. and A.G. Jhingran, 1961
From individual food items 2.80 0.22 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. on 11.09.92
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.15.07
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