Ecology of Mystus vittatus
 
Main Ref. Burgess, W.E., 1989
Remarks Adults inhabit standing and flowing waters. Usually found among marginal vegetation in lakes and swamps with a mud substrate. Feed on plants, shrimps, insects, mollusks and fish (Ref. 6028).

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 Mystus vittatus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Burgess, W.E., 1989
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit Ref. Weliange, W.S. and U.S. Amarasinghe, 2007

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.14 0.12 3.11 0.32 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 3.97 0.65 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Weliange, W.S. and U.S. Amarasinghe, 2007
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 08.04.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.03.14
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