Ecology of Scaphirhynchus albus
Main Ref. Etnier, D.A. and W.C. Starnes, 1993
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 Scaphirhynchus albus may be found.
Remarks Inhabit large, deep, turbid river channels, usually in strong current over firm sand or gravel (Ref. 10294, 58490). Feed on aquatic insect immatures, particularly caddisfly larvae, and small fish (Ref. 10294).


Substrate : sand;: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Stone, R., 2007
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Etnier, D.A. and W.C. Starnes, 1993
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Etnier, D.A. and W.C. Starnes, 1993
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.88 0.63 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 03.24.08
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