Ecology of Oncorhynchus clarkii
 
Main Ref. Jørgensen, S.E. (ed.), 1979
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 Oncorhynchus clarkii may be found.
Remarks Prefers relatively small streams, with gravel bottoms and gentle gradients. Spawning adults migrate from the sea into streams to spawn (Ref. 27547). The young fish usually stay in the stream for a year or two before entering the sea, but some populations never got to sea at all. In rare cases, some individuals of sea-going populations, may remain in fresh water for as long as eight years (Ref. 28866, 28869). Feeds on small fishes, crustaceans, and insects (Ref. 4925).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

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Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Coker, G.A., C.B. Portt and C.K. Minns, 2001
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Coker, G.A., C.B. Portt and C.K. Minns, 2001
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.17 0.43
Ref. Jeppson, P.W. and W.S. Platts, 1959
From individual food items 3.77 0.56 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 01.24.94
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.31.07
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.10.01
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