Ecology of Lepomis gibbosus
 
Main Ref. Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
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 Lepomis gibbosus may be found.
Remarks Occurs in quiet and vegetated lakes, ponds, and pools of creeks and small rivers. Feeds mainly on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020) but may also feed on small fishes and other vertebrates (Ref. 1998), as well as fish eggs (Ref. 2058).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Keast, A. and L. Walsh, 1968
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1998
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.25 0.10 3.15 0.50 Troph of juv./adults from 4 studies.
Ref. Keast, A. and L. Walsh, 1968
From individual food items 3.27 0.46 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 01.24.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 03.24.15
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 07.11.01
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