Ecology of Caranx ignobilis
 
Main Ref. Honebrink, R., 1990
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 Caranx ignobilis may be found.
Remarks Pelagic species which occurs in inshore waters of the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Usually solitary or in pairs. Adult occurs singly and inhabits clear lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Juvenile found in estuaries. Young usually found in summer. Feeds on crustaceans (like crabs and spiny lobsters) and fishes at night (Ref. 4887). Large individual may be ciguatoxic. It’s the largest trevally, reaching 1.7 m in length and a weight of over 60 kg (Ref. 48635). Spawns on shallow seaward reefs and offshore banks (Ref. 37816).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Letourneur, Y., P. Chabanet, P. Durville, M. Taquet, E. Teissier, M. Parmentier, J.-C. Quéro and K. Pothin, 2004

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Honebrink, R., 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Honebrink, R., 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.22 0.41 4.14 0.65 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Sudekum, A.E., J.D. Parrish, R.L. Radtke and S. Ralston, 1991
From individual food items 4.48 0.76 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 12.02.92
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 11.26.08
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