Ecology of Hydrocynus vittatus
Main Ref. Williams, R., 1972
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 Hydrocynus vittatus may be found.
Remarks Very abundant in Lake Rukwa but absent from Nyasa basin (Ref. 4967). Frequency of occurence in Caprivi: abundant in sandy streams, abundant on rocky streams, common in standing deep water (Ref. 37065).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Williams, R., 1972
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Williams, R., 1972
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.41 4.40 0.78 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Munro, J.L., 1967
From individual food items 3.93 0.69 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 06.08.92
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 09.16.04
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 03.05.01
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