Ecology of Caranx melampygus
Main Ref. Sudekum, A.E., J.D. Parrish, R.L. Radtke and S. Ralston, 1991
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 Caranx melampygus may be found.
Remarks A coastal and oceanic species, associated with reefs (Ref. 9283). Occurs inshore (Ref. 7300). Juvenile occurs seasonally in shallow sandy inshore waters (Ref. 9710). Found in rivers (Ref. 12792). Feeds mainly on other fishes (Ref. 9283), also crustaceans (Ref. 9710).


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