Ecology of Rachycentron canadum
 
Main Ref. Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
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 Rachycentron canadum may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 58534). Generally occur in areas of oceanic or near oceanic salinities, and can tolerate fairly hypersaline conditions. Have been taken from waters with salinities ranging from 22.4 to 44.5 ppt but can acclimate to slightly lower salinities. Its distribution is greatly affected by temperature (Ref. 9739).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 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 3.96 3.89 0.57 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Bowman, R.E., C.E. Stillwell, W.L. Michaels and M.D. Grosslein, 2000
From individual food items 4.26 0.83 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 04.06.95
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 04.04.18
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