Ecology of Polypterus ornatipinnis
 
Main Ref. Poll, M., 1967
Remarks Inhabits calmer waters of rivers (Ref. 11970). Feeds on worms and insect larvae when young, but takes larger food, mainly fish, when adult (Ref. 27292). It hunts mainly at night (Ref. 27292).

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 Polypterus ornatipinnis may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Seegers, L., 1996
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Seegers, L., 1996

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.69 0.60 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Boden, Gert on 03.10.03
Modified by Boden, Gert on 03.10.03
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