Ecology of Acipenser brevirostrum
 
Main Ref. Bigelow, H.B., M.G. Bradbury, J.R. Dymond, J.R. Greeley, S.F. Hildebrand, G.W. Mead, R.R. Miller, L.R. Rivas, W.L. Schroeder, R.D. Suttkus and V.D. Vladykov, 1963
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 Acipenser brevirostrum may be found.
Remarks Inhabit river mouths, lakes, estuaries, and bays; occasionally enters the open sea. Occur in the deeper channels of freshwater and brackish zones of rivers from spring until early fall. During this period of growth and feeding, these fish ingest insects and crustaceans (Ref. 38308).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref. Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott, 1988
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks Parasites of the species include Diclybothrium armatum, Spirochis sp., Fessesentis friedi, Argulus alosa, Capillospirura pseudoargumentosa and Echinorhynchus attenuatus (Ref. 5951).
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref
Feeding habit
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 3.25 0.39 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. on 02.19.01
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.07.07
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