Ecology of Lepidiolamprologus cunningtoni
 
Main Ref. Kohda, M., Y. Yanagisawa, T. Sato, K. Nakaya, Y. Niimura, K. Matsumoto and H. Ochi, 1996
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 Lepidiolamprologus cunningtoni may be found.
Remarks Usually solitary. Prefers to swim close to the sand bottom. Digs large crater-shaped nests, even when there are rocks offering good shelters nearby, fact that shows that the choice of a nest site can be very revealing of a species ecology. Carnivorous, preys on fish (Ref. 6770, 40115).

Substrate

Substrate : rocky;
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 Kohda, M., Y. Yanagisawa, T. Sato, K. Nakaya, Y. Niimura, K. Matsumoto and H. Ochi, 1996
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 4.20 0.73 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 02.20.02
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