Ecology of Brienomyrus brachyistius
 
Main Ref. King, R.P., 1989
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 Brienomyrus brachyistius may be found.
Remarks An epibenthic fish which prefers quiet, gently flowing stretches and muddy substratum or fine sand overlain with a layer of organic debris. It occurs mostly in shallow marginal water among aquatic macrophytes and in swamp pools. Feeds primarily on benthic invetebrates and detritus. Is considered a micropredator and an "aufwuchs browser" (Ref. 42232).

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
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
Ref.
From individual food items 2.80 0.31 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 08.22.02
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