Ecology of Halichoeres cyanocephalus
Main Ref. Sazima, I., R.L. Moura and J.L. Gasparini, 1998
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 Halichoeres cyanocephalus may be found.
Remarks Highly mobile, diurnal feeders and foraging methods include scanning and picking small prey, following other fishes, and even use of anvil rocks (Ref. 31373). Micro/macroinvertivore (Ref. 33499).


Substrate : rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref
Feeding habit picking parasites off a host (cleaner)
Feeding habit ref Sazima, I., R.L. Moura and J.L. Gasparini, 1998
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.59 0.54 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Miranda, Lilibeth on 10.24.01
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 10.02.07
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