Ecology of Dorosoma petenense
Main Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
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 Dorosoma petenense may be found.
Remarks Found mainly in freshwater (in large rivers, reservoirs (Ref. 10294), lakes, swamps, temporary floodwater pools, etc.), but adults are also found in brackish or saline water of estuaries and bays (up to 30 ppt salinity; juveniles to about 15 ppt) (Ref. 5722). Filter-feeders but not entirely herbivorous; method of feeding presumably similar to that of D. cepedianum. Capable of feeding opportunistically on fauna other than zooplankton (Ref. 5722, 10294).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Davis, B.M. and J.W. Foltz, 1991
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.76 0.08 3.07 0.17 Troph of adults from 4 studies.
Ref. Davis, B.M. and J.W. Foltz, 1991
From individual food items 2.82 0.27 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 10.19.90
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 10.23.07
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