Ecology of Orthopristis chrysoptera
 
Main Ref. Darcy, G.H., 1983
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 Orthopristis chrysoptera may be found.
Remarks Juveniles have a habit of burrowing in or lying on sand bottom. Prey size and selection vary with growth stage. Adults are primarily benthic feeders, juveniles feed largely on plankton in the water column. Feeds mainly at night. Have been reported from a wide range of temperatures and salinities but apparently have only a limited tolerance to extremes of either.(Ref. 25). See Ref. 42268.

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Darcy, G.H., 1983
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Darcy, G.H., 1983
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.42 3.40 0.25 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
From individual food items 3.39 0.47 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 11.27.90
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 09.28.04
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