Ecology of Chondrostoma nasus
 
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 1997
Remarks Gregarious. Occurs in fairly shallow water with fast current, often beside the swirls created by piles of bridges or rocks (Ref. 30578). Found in the upper reaches of rivers. Feeds on algal growth on stones, which are scraped away with the use of its sharp, low, slit-like mouth. Migrates upstream and enters small tributaries for spawning in shallow water on gravel (Ref. 556).

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 Chondrostoma nasus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Vostradovsky, J., 1973
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit Ref. Schiemer, F. and W. Wieser, 1992
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.09.00
Modified by Sa-a, Pascualita on 05.03.04
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