Ecology of Gymnothorax vicinus
 
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 Gymnothorax vicinus may be found.
Remarks A benthic and solitary species (Ref. 26340) inhabiting rocky shores and reefs where water is clear. Specializes on fish as prey. Has strong preference to move and feed on inclement nights, wherein fish consumption was greater at this state (Ref. 54519).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Martin, F.D. and J.W. Patus, 1984

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Randall, J.E., 1967
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
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 4.26 0.62 4.18 0.68 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
From individual food items 4.20 0.65 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 04.05.95
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 06.28.18
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