Ecology of Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
 
Main Ref. Goulding, M., 1981
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 Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum may be found.
Remarks Occurs in small groups. Is mainly nocturnal (Ref. 9084).

Substrate

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 Lopez, H.L., R.C. Menni and A.M. Miguelarena, 1987
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Lopez, H.L., R.C. Menni and A.M. Miguelarena, 1987
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.50 4.31 0.70 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Goulding, M., 1980
From individual food items 4.50 0.80 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Palma Gonzales, Carlos on 04.18.95
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 03.27.15
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