Ecology of Naso hexacanthus
 
Main Ref. Honebrink, R., 1990
Remarks Inhabits clear lagoon and seaward reef slopes (Ref. 9710, 48637). Forms shoals. Mainly diurnal, it feeds on zooplankton such as crab larvae, arrow worms, pelagic tunicates, and occasionally filamentous red algae.

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 Naso hexacanthus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate : rocky;
Substrate Ref. Letourneur, Y., P. Chabanet, P. Durville, M. Taquet, E. Teissier, M. Parmentier, J.-C. Quéro and K. Pothin, 2004
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef slope/drop-offs; lagoons;
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. Honebrink, R., 1990
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit Ref. Honebrink, R., 1990
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.28 0.41
From individual food items 3.06 0.33 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 Torres, Armi G. on 11.30.92
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 03.14.08
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