Ecology of Chelon auratus
 
Main Ref. Thomson, J.M., 1990
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 Chelon auratus may be found.
Remarks Neritic, entering lagoons and lower estuaries (Ref. 7399). Rarely entering freshwater (Ref. 3573). Feed on small benthic organisms, detritus, and occasionally on insects and plankton (Ref. 2804). Also Ref. 50467.

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. FAO EastMed Project, 2013
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 Blanco, S., S. Romo, M.-J. Villena and S. Martínez, 2003
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Ben-Tuvia, A., 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref. Blanco, S., S. Romo, M.-J. Villena and S. Martínez, 2003
From individual food items 2.84 0.33 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 09.18.99
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. on 04.08.14
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