Ecology of Astyanax jacobinae
Main Ref. Zanata, A.M. and P. Camelier, 2008
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 Astyanax jacobinae may be found.
Remarks The type-locality of A. jacobinae is a dark headwater stream with mild water current running over pebbles, rocks and sand. Stream depth in the area sampled varied between 0.3–0.5 m and average width was around 2.0 m. Trees, palm trees, and grasses represented the marginal vegetation. The analysis of the stomach contents of one specimen revealed the presence of two distinct larvae of Diptera(Chironomidae), larvae of Trichoptera, fragments of adults of Diptera and unidentified fragments of arthropods.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Zanata, A.M. and P. Camelier, 2008
Feeding habit
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Busson, Frédéric on 10.20.08
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