Ecology of Chamelea striatula
Main Ref. Harms, J., 1993
Remarks Found in estuarine and inshore areas in mud, silt, and fine sand substrates. A microvore that feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352), and is a sessile-burrower species (Ref. 96498).

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 Chamelea striatula may be found.


Substrate Benthic: macrobenthos; Soft Bottom: sand ( fine, ); silt; mud;
Substrate Ref. Walker, A.J.M. and E.I.S. Rees, 1980
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Harms, J., 1993
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Gaudêncio, M.J. and H.N. Cabral, 2007
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit Ref. Gaudêncio, M.J. and H.N. Cabral, 2007

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Guerzon, Lorielle Ivy on 03.12.07
Modified by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 07.03.14
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