Ecology of Protomelas similis
 
Main Ref. Maréchal, C., 1991
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 Protomelas similis may be found.
Remarks Inhabits shallow vegetated areas. Feeds on macrophytes and algae.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Eccles, D.H. and E. Trewavas, 1989
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref Eccles, D.H. and E. Trewavas, 1989
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.26.00
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.24.00
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.24.00
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