Ecology of Amblypharyngodon melettinus
 
Main Ref. Pethiyagoda, R., 1991
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Amblypharyngodon melettinus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits slow-flowing streams. Prefers still water with a mud substrate in the dry zone.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref De Silva, S.S., U.S. Amarasinghe and N.D.N.S. Wijegoonawardena, 1996
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.06 0.00 2.55 0.00 Troph of adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Weliange, W.S. and U.S. Amarasinghe, 2003
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 Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 02.09.01
Modified by Torres, Armi G. on 06.30.05
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