Ecology of Cottus rhotheus
 
Main Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
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 Cottus rhotheus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits rubble and gravel riffles of rivers and rocky lake shores. Individuals up to 5 cm feed on planktonic crustaceans and aquatic insect larvae especially that of midges and mayflies (Ref. 1998). Larger sculpins feed on minnows and other fishes (Ref. 1998).

Substrate

Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky; rubble;
Substrate Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
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 Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.37 0.45 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 03.25.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.01.07
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