Ecology of Thryssa hamiltonii
Main Ref. Jeyaseelan, M.J.P., 1998
Remarks Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 58534). Presumably schooling, inshore and entering estuaries. More precise data needed, based on correct identifications (Ref. 43081). Juveniles and/or adults are found in mangrove creeks and inlets (Ref. 121464). If this is the species being referred to in Ref. 6841, then the principal food of the young would be prawns and copepods, supplemented by polychaetes and amphipods. Eggs, larval forms and juveniles occur in lower reaches of mangroves (Ref. 43081).

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 Thryssa hamiltonii may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Jeyaseelan, M.J.P., 1998
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Jeyaseelan, M.J.P., 1998

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.45 0.51 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.29.02
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 01.17.20
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