Ecology of Acaronia nassa
 
Main Ref. Keith, P., P.-Y. Le Bail and P. Planquette, 2000
Remarks Collected from a small creek, quite sunny, with amber-colored water, slow current, muddy substrate and approximately 1 m in depth. Solitary. Feeds on shrimps, insect larvae of Odonata, Coleoptera and Hemiptera, as well as on fishes like cyprinodonts, characids. Piscivore (Ref. 76754). Males are bigger than females. Found together with Pterophyllum scalare, Heros efasciatus, Hypselecara temporalis, and Mesonauta guyanae (Ref. 35237).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Acaronia nassa may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
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. Keith, P., P.-Y. Le Bail and P. Planquette, 2000
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Mérona, B. de and J. Rankin-de-Mérona, 2004

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.65 0.57 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 11.28.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 06.23.08
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