Ecology of Myxus elongatus
 
Main Ref.
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 Myxus elongatus may be found.
Remarks Found in freshwater during its first year, seldom thereafter. Forms schools in shallow coastal waters and lower estuaries. Feeds on small crustaceans and molluscs as well as microscopic algae. Spawns near estuary mouths or in the sea.

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Bathia, U. and T. Wongratana, 1974
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Bathia, U. and T. Wongratana, 1974
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.08 0.41 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 12.22.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 10.27.08
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