Ecology of Helcogramma gymnauchen
 
Main Ref. Fricke, R., 1994
Remarks Lives on reef's surface, often in weedy areas, and on algal-covered rocks or on rubble. Feeds on tiny invertebrates and 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 Helcogramma gymnauchen may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic: mobile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Fricke, R., 1994
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit Ref. Fricke, R., 1994

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.79 0.26 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 01.12.01
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