Ecology of Trichopodus pectoralis
 
Main Ref. Yap, S.-Y., 1988
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 Trichopodus pectoralis may be found.
Remarks Found in shallow sluggish or standing-water habitats with a lot of aquatic vegetation. Occurs in flooded forests of the lower Mekong and gradually moves back to rivers and Great Lake as floodwaters recede (Ref. 12693). Feeds mainly on planktonic invertebrates (Ref. 13497). Generally feeds on aquatic plants. Can breathe air directly, as well as absorb oxygen from water through its gills (Ref. 9987). Recorded as having been or being farmed in rice fields (Ref. 119549, 121504).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref. Halwart, M. and M.V. Gupta, 2004

Associations

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Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Weliange, W.S. and U.S. Amarasinghe, 2007
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Weliange, W.S. and U.S. Amarasinghe, 2007
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.76 0.14 Troph of adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Talde, C.M., A.C. Mamaril and M.L.D. Palomares, 2004
From individual food items 2.42 0.18 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 10.03.97
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 01.10.20
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