Ecology of Ctenopharyngodon idella
 
Main Ref. Shireman, J.V. and C.R. Smith, 1983
Remarks Current velocities range from 0.6 m/s to 1.8 m/s. Feeding and spawning migrations depending on water temperature and water level are reported. The juveniles winter in deep holes in the river bed.

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 Ctenopharyngodon idella may be found.

Habitat

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

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit Ref. Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.00 0.00
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
Ref. Colle, D.E., J.V. Shireman and R.W. Rottman, 1978
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 04.04.18
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