Ecology of Piaractus brachypomus
 
Main Ref. Val, A.L. and V.M.F. de Almeida-Val, 1995
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Piaractus brachypomus may be found.
Remarks Juveniles mimic Serrasalmus nattereri. Feeds mainly on fruits (Ref. 12371); also on insects and decaying plants (Ref. 32894).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Val, A.L. and V.M.F. de Almeida-Val, 1995
Feeding habit other
Feeding habit ref Mérona, B. de and J. Rankin-de-Mérona, 2004
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 2.52 0.22 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 04.10.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 06.25.08
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