Ecology of Chaetodon plebeius
 
Main Ref. Steene, R.C., 1978
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 Chaetodon plebeius may be found.
Remarks Occur inshore (Ref. 75154). Have been observed cleaning external parasites from other fishes in captivity. The adults are very susceptible to shock under stress conditions. In captivity, this species can be offered live foods such as brine shrimps.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
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 3.34 0.61 3.32 0.57 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
From individual food items 3.34 0.61 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 11.26.92
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 12.08.08
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