Ecology of Chrosomus neogaeus
Main Ref. Cochran, P.A., D.M. Lodge, J.R. Hodgson and P.G. Knapik, 1988
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 Chrosomus neogaeus may be found.
Remarks Occurs in lakes, ponds and sluggish pools of headwaters, creeks and small rivers usually over silt and near vegetation. Probably feeds on insects, crustaceans, and plankton (Ref. 1998, 12077); also feeds on diatoms (Ref. 12077).


Substrate Soft Bottom: silt;
Substrate Ref. Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Litvak, M.K. and R.I.C. Hansell, 1990
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.63 2.67 0.24 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Litvak, M.K. and R.I.C. Hansell, 1990
From individual food items 3.02 0.32 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 04.08.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.07.07
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