Ecology of Caranx sexfasciatus
 
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 sexfasciatus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 58534), coastal and oceanic waters associated with reefs (Ref. 9283). Commonly encountered on the edge of coral reefs. Young occurs in brackish water areas out to deeper coastal waters. Juveniles may be encountered in estuaries (Ref. 9283, 44894), occasionally entering rivers and penetrating well inland (Ref. 2847, 44894). Adults are found in coral reefs and are mostly active at night or during twilight periods. During the day they are usually seen milling in stationary aggregations (Ref. 44894). Occasionally enters rivers (Ref. 9283). Forms slow-moving schools in the passes or outside the reef during the day, dispersing at night to feed (Ref. 4795). Most feeding occurs at night or during twilight (Ref. 54301). Piscivore (Ref. 57615). Feeds mainly on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 9283).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef slope/drop-offs;
Special habitats Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

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 Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.50 0.57 4.62 0.86 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
From individual food items 3.58 0.49 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 Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.17.07
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 11.08.01
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