Ecology of Siganus fuscescens
 
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 fuscescens may be found.
Remarks Feeds almost continually during daylight and settles at night to sleep. At Heron Is., the young adults at the water's edge under the lip of the beachrock pavement; older adults against the bases of coral clumps on outer reef flat. A sleeping fish adopt a camouflage pattern (Ref. 1419). Aggregates in March, April and May to spawn (Ref. 1363). Also Ref. 58534.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
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 Woodland, D.J., 1990
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.03 0.06 Troph of adults and juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref.
From individual food items 2.28 0.13 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 10.11.91
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 09.04.07
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