Ecology of Lutjanus guttatus
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1985
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 Lutjanus guttatus may be found.
Remarks Found over hard bottoms in inshore reef areas. Juveniles inhabit estuaries and mouths of rivers (Ref. 9313). Carnivorous, feeds on invertebrates and fish (Ref. 9313, 57615).


Substrate Benthic: demersal; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2006


Ref. Allen, G.R., 1995
Associations schooling;
Associated with
Association remarks Generally solitary or in small groups but may occasionally form big schools (Ref. 9313).


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Allen, G.R., 1995
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Allen, G.R., 1995
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.04 0.24 3.84 0.58 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Lozano, M.S. and X.C. Carrapa, 2000
From individual food items 3.83 0.66 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.17.00
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 03.19.15
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