Ecology of Lethrinus lentjan
Main Ref. Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
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 Lethrinus lentjan may be found.
Remarks Adults generally solitary and found in deeper water (Ref. 2295). They prefer sandy or gravelly areas (Harris et al, 1992). Juveniles appear to live in shallow, inshore waters such as seagrass and mangrove areas, the fish moving into deeper water as they age (Ref. 27260, 28202, 41878). In the Great Barrier Reef, L. lentjan is a frequent inhabitant of mid-shelf reefs (0-15 m depth), and only an occasional inhabitant of coastal fringing reefs and mid-shelf reefs of greater than 15 m depth (Newman & Williams, 1996). Invert. feeders (Ref. 41878).


Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.94 0.25 3.97 0.45 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
From individual food items 3.87 0.54 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 04.04.18
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.11.01
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