Ecology of Aluterus scriptus
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
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 Aluterus scriptus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Occasionally are seen under floating objects (Ref. 1602). Feeds on algae, seagrass, hydrozoans, gorgonians, colonial anemones, and tunicates. Feeds on benthic invertebrates and plants (Ref. 33). Omnivore (Ref. 57615, 57616).

Substrate

Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Letourneur, Y., P. Chabanet, P. Durville, M. Taquet, E. Teissier, M. Parmentier, J.-C. Quéro and K. Pothin, 2004
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs: reef slope/drop-offs; lagoons;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Randall, J.E., 1967
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Randall, J.E., 1967
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.81 0.37 2.76 0.45 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
From individual food items 3.02 0.19 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 04.01.95
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 01.09.08
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