Ecology of Argentina silus
Main Ref. Pauly, D., 1989
Remarks Feeds dominantly on fragmented salps and ctenophores and unidentifiable soft tissues (Ref. 51904). All the identified organisms in the stomachs are pelagic in habit and presumably obtained in the benthopelagic environment immediately above the sea bed (Ref. 51904). Parasites of the species include Lecithophyllum botryophorum, Derogenes varicus, Hemiurus levinseni, Lampritrema miescheri and L. nipponicum (trematodes) (Ref. 5951).

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 Argentina silus may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Pauly, D., 1989
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.32 0.30 3.27 0.24 Troph of adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 3.63 0.56 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. on 08.22.92
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 07.19.07
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