Ecology of Heteropriacanthus cruentatus
 
Main Ref. Hiatt, R.W. and D.W. Strasburg, 1960
Remarks Benthic species which occurs in the continental shelf. Usually insular and not continental (Ref. 7300). Feeds on planktonic and benthic organisms (Ref. 33, 26338).

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 Heteropriacanthus cruentatus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic; : rocky;
Substrate Ref. Letourneur, Y., P. Chabanet, P. Durville, M. Taquet, E. Teissier, M. Parmentier, J.-C. Quéro and K. Pothin, 2004
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Gell, F.R. and M.W. Whittington, 2002

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Hiatt, R.W. and D.W. Strasburg, 1960
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref.
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.61 0.16 3.73 0.46 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 3.70 0.53 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Hobson, E.S., 1974
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 05.08.91
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 11.25.08
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