Ecology of Siganus argenteus
 
Main Ref. Woodland, D.J., 1990
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 Siganus argenteus may be found.
Remarks Associated with seagrass (Ref. 118046). Usually seen feeding from the bottom in the surge zone at the reef's edge. When disturbed, they often respond by swimming away in midwater, not by attempting to hide near the bottom like other siganids (Ref. 1419). Also Ref. 58534.

Substrate

Substrate : rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs: reef flats;
Special habitats Ref. Broad, G., 2003

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
From individual food items 2.63 0.22 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 09.18.91
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.28.18
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.10.01
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