Ecology of Alosa fallax
Main Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
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 Alosa fallax may be found.
Remarks In freshwater, juveniles feed on planktonic crustaceans, rotifers and insects (Ref. 35387). In estuaries they consume mysids, isopods, and amphipods (Ref. 42360). In the sea, adults feed mainly on small fishes and on crustaceans, including euphausiids (Refs. 188, 42360). Although feeding generally ceases during spawning migrations (Ref. 59043), some male individuals were found to feed on copepods, isopods, fishes and insects (Ref. 89633).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.03 0.36 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
From individual food items 3.59 0.60 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 10.19.90
Modified by Opitz, Silvia on 03.09.12
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 11.20.01
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