Ecology of Zenopsis conchifer
 
Main Ref. Maigret, J. and B. Ly, 1986
Remarks Frequently encountered in coastal waters (Ref. 27000). Occurs near the bottom or in midwater, over muddy substrates (Ref. 5377). Found in small schools (Ref. 4968). Feeds on fishes (Ref. 5213).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Zenopsis conchifer may be found.

Habitat

Substrate : demersal; Soft Bottom: mud;
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. Bianchi, G., K.E. Carpenter, J.-P. Roux, F.J. Molloy, D. Boyer and H.J. Boyer, 1999
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Haimovici, M., A.S. Martins, J.L. Figueiredo and P.C. Vieira, 1994

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.50 Troph of adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 4.17 0.71 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.16.99
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.22.07
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