Ecology of Chelon dumerili
Main Ref. Bianchi, G., K.E. Carpenter, J.-P. Roux, F.J. Molloy, D. Boyer and H.J. Boyer, 1999
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 Chelon dumerili may be found.
Remarks Inhabit shallow coastal waters (Ref. 27121), including estuaries (Ref. 2683) and tidal rivers (Ref. 3573). Feed on plankton and detritus (Ref. 28587). The blunt and relatively small teeth are ideally suited to ingest relatively coarse sandy substrate (Ref. 74863). Changes in the feeding habits from planktonic organisms and migratory zooplankton to meiobenthos which takes place between 0.1 and 0.2 cm length, and a switch from meiobenthos to microbenthos between 0.15 and 0.25 cm length (Ref. 56101).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Diouf, P.S., 1996
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit ref Blaber, S.J.M., 1977
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.68 0.32 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 09.22.99
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 06.26.08
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