Ecology of Boleophthalmus boddarti
 
Main Ref. Rainboth, W.J., 1996
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Boleophthalmus boddarti may be found.
Remarks Inhabits brackish water of estuaries and freshwater tidal zone. Occurs in burrows and is often found on mudflats in extremely shallow water where it browses on algae (Ref. 12693). An intertidal and amphibious air-breather that actively shuttles back and forth between rockpools and air (Ref. 31184).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: mud;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Other habitats: burrows;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Rainboth, W.J., 1996
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. on 10.10.00
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 03.25.15
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