Ecology of Platygobio gracilis
Main Ref. Olund, L.J. and F.B. Cross, 1961
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 Platygobio gracilis may be found.
Remarks Inhabits sandy runs of small to large turbid rivers. Feeds mainly on terrestrial and aquatic insects, occasionally on small fishes (Ref. 1998, 10294, 12080).


Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Olund, L.J. and F.B. Cross, 1961
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Olund, L.J. and F.B. Cross, 1961
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.17 0.35 3.29 0.29 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Little, A.S., W.M. Tonn, R.F. Tallman and J.D. Reist, 1998
From individual food items 3.55 0.53 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 03.18.97
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 10.30.07
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