Ecology of Pomoxis nigromaculatus
 
Main Ref. Turner, J.L., 1966
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 Pomoxis nigromaculatus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits lakes, ponds, sloughs, and backwaters and pools of streams. Usually occurs among vegetation over mud or sand, most common in clear water. Forms schools (Ref. 1998). Feeds early in the morning, from midnight to 2 am (Ref. 1998). Individuals up to 16 cm feed on planktonic crustaceans and free-swimming, nocturnal, and dipterous larvae; larger individuals feed on small fishes (Ref. 1998). May be preyed upon by other fishes (Ref. 1998).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Special habitats vegetation
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

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Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Turner, J.L., 1966
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Turner, J.L., 1966
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.05 0.46
Ref. Turner, J.L., 1966
From individual food items 3.81 0.62 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 08.07.95
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.02.07
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