Ecology of Crenimugil crenilabis
Main Ref. Hiatt, R.W. and D.W. Strasburg, 1960
Remarks Found in coastal waters, over sandy or muddy areas of lagoons, reef flats and tide pools; enters harbors (Ref. 9812). Schooling species, swim at various depths along reefs, to about 20 meters but usually much shallower (Ref. 48637). Associated with seagrass (Ref. 118046). Feed on detritus containing algae and microscopic animals, by scooping up the upper layer of sand or mud and filtering through the gills (Ref. 48637). Omnivorous (Ref. 6113). Form large schools before spawning, at the beginning of the ebb tide (in June), over shallow, open areas of the lagoon slope (Ref. 9812). Feeds on plants, detritus and zooplankton (Ref. 275). Also in Ref. 9137.

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 Crenimugil crenilabis may be found.


Substrate : sand; mud;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs: reef flats;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Hiatt, R.W. and D.W. Strasburg, 1960
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit Ref. Blaber, S.J.M., 1977

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.29 0.14 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 Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.28.18
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 06.02.01
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