Ecology of Lutjanus inermis
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 inermis may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coastal rocky and coral reefs up to at least 40 m depth (Ref. 9313). Feeds on invertebrates and fish and may also ingest plankton (Ref.9313). Feeds on invertebrates and fish and may also ingest plankton. Carnivore (Ref. 57615).


Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Allen, G.R., 1995
Associations schooling;
Associated with Juveniles are seen associated with schools of Chromis atrilobata (Ref. 9313).
Association remarks During the day they form schools of 30 or more individuals, which sometimes remain stationary (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
From individual food items 3.83 0.57 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 Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 02.17.10
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 01.05.01
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