Ecology of Rocio octofasciata
 
Main Ref. Conkel, D., 1993
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 Rocio octofasciata may be found.
Remarks Occurs in swampy areas with warm, murky water. Found in weedy, mud- and sand-bottomed canals and drainage ditches (Ref. 5723). Prefers coastal plains and slow moving waters of the lower river valleys. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and fish. Lethal lower temperature is 8 deg Celsius (Ref. 40602). Ominovore (Ref. 78170).

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 Mills, D. and G. Vevers, 1989
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Valtierra-Vega, M.T. and J.J. Schmitter-Soto, 2000
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.53 0.51 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.31.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.31.08
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