Ecology of Coptodon zillii
Main Ref. Philippart, J.-C. and J.-C. Ruwet, 1982
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 Coptodon zillii may be found.
Remarks Exist naturally in hyper-saline waters at Bardowil lagoons of Israel. In still or running water of upper Niger, the species lives over rock, sand or mud, but generally found in vegetative areas. (See also Ref. 3736).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Philippart, J.-C. and J.-C. Ruwet, 1982
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref Philippart, J.-C. and J.-C. Ruwet, 1982
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.51 0.06 2.00 0.00 Troph of juv./adults from 10 studies.
Ref. Petr, T., 1967
From individual food items 2.52 0.27 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Acosta, Belen on 10.19.90
Modified by Sa-a, Pascualita on 12.03.00
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