Ecology of Nemacheilus stigmofasciatus
Main Ref. Arunachalam, M. and M. Muralidharan, 2009
Remarks The Seethanathi is a small west-flowing river in Karnataka with many cascades and waterfalls in the upstream portion. The elevation of the stream at the type locality is 199m above sea level. The habitat in the study area is dominated by the presence of pebbles and boulders, gravels are lesser, sand constitutes about 5% of the total substrate. Riparian cover is about 20% and gradient is 3% and the banks are highly stable, left bank with thick vegetation while right bank is sparsely vegetated. Feeding was not observed in the field. Gut content were not examinated due to the lesser number of specimens collected (Ref. 80640)

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 Nemacheilus stigmofasciatus may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Busson, Frédéric on 03.28.09
Modified by Busson, Frédéric on 03.30.09
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