Ecology of Notopterus notopterus
 
Main Ref. Roberts, T.R., 1993
Remarks Found in clear streams and enters brackish waters (Ref. 4832). Inhabits standing and sluggish waters of lakes, floodplains, canals and ponds (Ref. 12693). Recorded as having been or being farmed in rice fields (Ref. 119549). Undertakes localized lateral migrations from the Mekong River to floodplains during the flood season and back to the mainstream or other permanent water bodies during the dry season (Ref. 37770). Common in tanks throughout the greater parts of India. Feeds on insects, fish (Ref. 12693), crustaceans and some young roots of aquatic plants (Ref. 6459).

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 Notopterus notopterus may be found.

Habitat

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

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Yap, S.-Y., 1988
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.52 3.53 0.59 Troph of adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.40 0.49 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Yap, S.-Y., 1988
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 04.08.97
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 07.31.19
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