Ecology of Ambloplites rupestris
Main Ref. George, E.L. and W.F. Hadley, 1979
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 Ambloplites rupestris may be found.
Remarks Inhabits vegetated and brushy stream margins and pools of creeks and small to medium rivers, and rocky and vegetated margins of lakes. Most commonly found in clear, silt-free rocky streams. Feeds on small crustaceans, insects and fish (Ref. 30578).


Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991
Special habitats vegetation ( driftwood );
Special habitats Ref. Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref George, E.L. and W.F. Hadley, 1979
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.43 0.18 3.38 0.49 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
Ref. Keast, A. and L. Walsh, 1968
From individual food items 3.33 0.44 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 08.05.99
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 09.19.08
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