Ecology of Lutjanus malabaricus
 
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1985
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 Lutjanus malabaricus may be found.
Remarks Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). L. malabaricus /i> is the most abundant lutjanid species in trawled catches in the Gulf of Carpentaria (Ref. 9700). It is more dominant in night trawls (mean of 3/7 kg/ha, mean of 16.3 kg/hr) than in day trawls (mean: 2.4 kg/ha, mean: 11.8 kg/hr) (Ref. 9700).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Allen, G.R., 1985
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Allen, G.R., 1985
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.48 0.54 4.52 0.82 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
From individual food items 4.09 0.60 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.27.08
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