Ecology of Aluterus schoepfii
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Remarks Usually found over bottoms with seagrass, sand, or mud (Ref. 3790). Juveniles are associated with floating Sargassum. Solitary or in pairs (Ref. 9710). Feeds on a variety of plants, including algae and seagrasses (Ref. 3790).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Aluterus schoepfii may be found.


Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Tyler, J.C., 1978
Special habitats Beds: sea grass;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.02 0.07 2.17 0.05 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 4.00 0.28 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
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