Ecology of Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Main Ref. Cremer, M.C. and R.O. Smitherman, 1980
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 Hypophthalmichthys nobilis may be found.
Remarks Occurs in rivers (Ref. 6459, 10294) and lakes. Feeds mainly on zooplankton (Ref. 6459); also on insect larvae and clumps of algae (Ref. 10294). Bottom feeding fish (Ref. 6459). Reported host of the bodonid flagellate Cryptobia sp. (Ref. 26129).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref. Halwart, M. and M.V. Gupta, 2004


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Cremer, M.C. and R.O. Smitherman, 1980
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Etnier, D.A. and W.C. Starnes, 1993
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.38 0.20
Ref. Cremer, M.C. and R.O. Smitherman, 1980
From individual food items 2.83 0.33 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 06.18.99
Modified by Cachuela Palacio, Monalisa on 04.04.18
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