Ecology of Cnesterodon pirai
 
Main Ref. Aguilera, G., J.M. Mirande and M.d.I.M. Azpelicueta, 2009
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 Cnesterodon pirai may be found.
Remarks The stream where the new species lives is narrow (2 m wide on its widest section) and shallow, with falls about 80 cm depth, and moderately slow current. It is a tributary of the Cuña-Pirú stream (above Salto Encantado, a fall with 40 m depth); the creek only has 700 m from its headwaters to the confluence with Cuñá-Pirú. The rocky stream bed, covered by detritus over 50% of its surface, presents small pools and glides. Cnesterodon pirai was especially found forming schools of juveniles and adults in pools (Ref. 82179).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

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Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

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Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Busson, Frédéric on 08.26.09
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