Ecology of Scaphirhynchus albus
 
Main Ref. Etnier, D.A. and W.C. Starnes, 1993
Remarks Inhabit large, deep, turbid river channels, usually in strong current over firm sand or gravel (Ref. 10294, 58490). Feed on aquatic insect immatures, particularly caddisfly larvae, and small fish (Ref. 10294).

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 Scaphirhynchus albus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate : sand;: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Stone, R., 2007
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. Etnier, D.A. and W.C. Starnes, 1993
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Etnier, D.A. and W.C. Starnes, 1993

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.88 0.63 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 03.24.08
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