Ecology of Anisotremus scapularis
Main Ref. Grove, J.S. and R.J. Lavenberg, 1997
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Anisotremus scapularis may be found.
Remarks Forms schools in open water above rocky, boulder strewn reefs and slopes and hard substrate with good water movement (Ref. 5227). Feeds on benthic invertebrates and floating organic matter (Ref. 28023).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Grove, J.S. and R.J. Lavenberg, 1997
Feeding habit other
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.67 3.34 0.38 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Medina, M., M. Araya and C. Vega, 2004
From individual food items 3.27 0.47 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 06.21.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.23.05
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