Ecology of Pampus argenteus
 
Main Ref. Haedrich, R.L., 1984
Remarks Inshore species, usually in schools over muddy bottoms, associated with fish species like Nemipterus and Leiognathus. Feeds on ctenophores, salps, medusae, and other zooplankton groups. Western populations spawn from late winter through the summer with peaks from April to June.

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 Pampus argenteus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Haedrich, R.L., 1984
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit Ref. Haedrich, R.L., 1984

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.30 0.06 3.12 0.37 Troph of juv./adults from 5 studies.
From individual food items 3.23 0.42 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Dadzie, S., F. Abou-Seedo and E. Al-Qattan, 2000
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.18.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 09.05.07
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