Ecology of Chanos chanos
 
Main Ref. Schuster, W.H., 1960
Remarks Feeds on algae as well as on zooplankton and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 11889).Temperature is the prime factor responsible for limiting the habitat of the species to tropical and subtropical regions of the Indian and the Pacific Ocean. Also, susceptibility to predation limits the distribution of the species.

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 Chanos chanos may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
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. Schuster, W.H., 1960
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit Ref. Schuster, W.H., 1960
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.03 0.06
From individual food items 2.40 0.20 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Hiatt, R.W., 1944
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 04.02.18
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