Ecology of Mormyrops anguilloides
 
Main Ref. Bigorne, R., 1990
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 Mormyrops anguilloides may be found.
Remarks Adults prefer deep quiet water between boulders and below overhangs, away from strong currents. Also occurs beneath Salvinia mats and in river estuaries in Lake Kariba. Juveniles prey on invertebrates, mainly shrimps and insect larvae. Larger individuals feed on small cichlids, minnows and labeos.

Substrate

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 Bigorne, R., 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Bigorne, R., 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref. Kouamélan, P.E., G.G. Teugels, G. Gourène, D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde and F. Ollevier, 2000
From individual food items 3.77 0.61 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.27.00
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