Ecology of Salvelinus fontinalis
Main Ref. Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
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 Salvelinus fontinalis may be found.
Remarks Inhabits cold, well-oxygenated waters of rivers, lakes and reservoirs (Ref. 30578). Anadromous (Ref. 5951). Feeding effort in juveniles is directed toward sub-surface, invertebrate drift (Ref. 28091). It is preyed upon by eels, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel, eastern belted kingfisher and American merganser (Ref. 5951).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks Parasites of the species include 22 protozoans, 7 myxosporidians, 5 monogeneids, 28 trematodes, 14 cestodes, 21 nematodes, 7 acanthocephalans, 2 leeches, 1 branchiurid (Argulus and 8 copepods (Ref. 5951).


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.31 0.00 3.16 0.42 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Maitland, P.S. and R.N. Campbell, 1992
From individual food items 3.74 0.56 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 01.24.94
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 07.31.07
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.09.01
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