Ecology of Lethrinus semicinctus
 
Main Ref. Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
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 Lethrinus semicinctus may be found.
Remarks Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Inhabits shallow seagrass beds, reef flats, lagoons, and sandy areas near coral reefs. Feeds on benthic invertebrates and small fish. Also caught with beach seines and handlines and is marketed fresh (Ref. 9775).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rubble;
Substrate Ref. Broad, G., 2003
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; sea grass; Coral Reefs: reef flats; lagoons;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

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Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 4.01 0.64 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 06.25.93
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 04.13.18
Checked by Carpenter, Kent E. on 07.05.93
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