Ecology of Halichoeres cyanocephalus
 
Main Ref. Sazima, I., R.L. Moura and J.L. Gasparini, 1998
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 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

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

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

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
Ref.
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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