Ecology of Chelon tricuspidens
 
Main Ref. Blaber, S.J.M., 1976
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 tricuspidens may be found.
Remarks Occur mainly in estuaries, congregating over mud-banks (Ref. 2830). Presence of large tricuspid teeth, with sharp cutting edges essential to dislodge and reduce attached diatoms, filamentous algae and pieces of macro-plant detritus in size prior to ingestion (Ref. 74863).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
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 Blaber, S.J.M., 1976
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit ref Blaber, S.J.M., 1976
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 2.48 0.16 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 04.16.08
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 11.28.13
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