Ecology of Barbodes carnaticus
Main Ref. Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991
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 Barbodes carnaticus may be found.
Remarks Found in large pools and riffles of rapid rivers and streams. Adults are observed to hide under bedrocks, boulders and undercuttings. Feeds on allochthonous fallen leaves and seeds (Ref. 44325). Does not breed in ponds but spawns in flooded rivers during monsoon months (Ref. 4832). Spawns in July-August and fry are available in September to December (Ref. 44325).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Arunachalam, M., J.A. Johnson, S.N. Sathyanarayanappa, A. Sankaranarayanan and R. Soranam, 2000
Feeding habit
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.11.02
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.15.05
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