Ecology of Erpetoichthys calabaricus
 
Main Ref. Gosse, J.-P., 1990
Remarks Erpetoichthys is apparently restricted to reedy habitats (Ref. 42768). Found near river mouths; feeds at night on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020).

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 Erpetoichthys calabaricus may be found.

Habitat

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 hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Mills, D. and G. Vevers, 1989

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.26 0.40 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.08.00
Modified by Boden, Gert on 07.16.02
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