Ecology of Chelidonichthys capensis
Main Ref. Meyer, M. and M.J. Smale, 1991
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 Chelidonichthys capensis may be found.
Remarks Found over sandy and muddy bottoms in coastal areas. Feeds on fishes (Ref. 4316) and crustaceans (Ref. 5213).


Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Meyer, M. and M.J. Smale, 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Meyer, M. and M.J. Smale, 1991
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.10 0.33 4.03 0.60 Troph of adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Meyer, M. and M.J. Smale, 1991
From individual food items 3.97 0.65 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 01.22.94
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.28.07
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