Ecology of Lethenteron ninae
Main Ref. Naseka, A.M., S.B. Tuniyev and C.B. Renaud, 2009
Remarks Ammocoetes are found in silt, sand or fine pebble sediment in sections with slow or no current, usually in the middle and low reaches of rivers, often in shallows at banks or backwaters at depths of about 10–50 cm, among submerged plants (Rumex acetosella, Polygonum sp., Juncus sp., Poaceae). In general, the abundance is relatively low, 1–8 (averaging 2) individuals per 100 m2, but in some localities in the Psou and Mzymta rivers there were up to 400 individuals of all sizes per 100 m2 (Ref. 82201).

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 Lethenteron ninae may be found.


Substrate Soft Bottom: sand ( coarse, fine, ); silt;
Substrate Ref. Renaud, C.B., 2011
Special habitats vegetation ( leaves, stems/trunk, );
Special habitats Ref. Renaud, C.B., 2011


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
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
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
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