Ecology of Caranx melampygus
 
Main Ref. Sudekum, A.E., J.D. Parrish, R.L. Radtke and S. Ralston, 1991
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 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

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 Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations schooling;
Associated with
Association remarks Occasionally in schools.
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Sudekum, A.E., J.D. Parrish, R.L. Radtke and S. Ralston, 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Sudekum, A.E., J.D. Parrish, R.L. Radtke and S. Ralston, 1991
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.49 0.79 4.40 0.75 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Sudekum, A.E., J.D. Parrish, R.L. Radtke and S. Ralston, 1991
From individual food items 4.28 0.83 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 05.07.91
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 11.26.08
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