Ecology of Lutjanus sanguineus
Main Ref. Sommer, C., W. Schneider and J.-M. Poutiers, 1996
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 sanguineus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coral and rocky reefs to depths of at least 100 m. Off South Africa it displays a preference for slightly silty, turbid regions in the vicinity of sometimes shallow, offshore banks. Captured mainly at night on coral banks off Mafia Island (Tanzania) in 9 to 12 m and off Zanzibar in about 75 m. Active at night when it feeds over sandy or rubbly bottoms (Ref. 9710).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Bachok, Z., M.I. Mansor and R.M. Noordin, 2004
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Bachok, Z., M.I. Mansor and R.M. Noordin, 2004
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.49 0.71 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Bachok, Z., M.I. Mansor and R.M. Noordin, 2004
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.18.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 05.25.05
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.07.00
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