Ecology of Chaetodon ocellatus
 
Main Ref. Pitts, P.A., 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 Chaetodon ocellatus may be found.
Remarks Inhabit shallow, coral reefs with clear water (Ref. 9626, 57616). Develop dusky bands at night. Generally common (Ref. 9710). Browser (Ref. 33499).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Cervigón, F., 1993

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Pitts, P.A., 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Rosa, R.S. and R.L. Moura, 1997
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.70 0.17 3.13 0.39 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Pitts, P.A., 1991
From individual food items 3.50 0.37 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.29.95
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.19.07
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