Ecology of Mytella charruana
 
Main Ref. Rosenberg, G., 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 Mytella charruana may be found.
Remarks Typically found in lagoons (Ref. 101609) and mudflats (Ref. 104224). Tightly attached to a variety of naturally submerged and intertidal substrates such as oyster shells, water intake pipes, wood pilings, driftwood (Ref. 101609), floating docks, and boat hulls (Ref. 104224). Suspension feeder (Ref. 101609). In general, suspension feeding bivalves mainly depend on phytoplankton and detritus material for nutrition (Ref. 107088).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic: endofauna (infauna); Soft Bottom: mud;
Substrate Ref. The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, 2050
Special habitats Beds: bivalve; Coral Reefs: lagoons; Other habitats: vegetation ( driftwood ); pilings; boat hulls;
Special habitats Ref. Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, 2015

associations

Ref.
associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
feeding type ref Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, 2015
feeding habit filtering plankton
feeding habit ref Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, 2015
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.
Update
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Dar, Christine on 08.12.11
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.31.16
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