Ecology of Knipowitschia caunosi
Main Ref. Ahnelt, H., 2011
Remarks No ecological data are associated with the sample of Knipowitschia from Lake Köycegiz and the exact collection site is unknown. This small lake is characterised by brackish water (Akin et al. 2005), which would have favoured a euryhaline stock of Knipowitschia. Lake Köycegiz, a former bay of the Mediterranean Sea, was already in existence 4,000 BP. About 2,000 BP the harbour of the ancient city of Kaunos, located close to the lake, lost its connection to the open sea (Brückner 1997) (Ref. 88783).

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 Knipowitschia caunosi 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 12.01.11
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