Ecology of Hypoplectrus guttavarius
 
Main Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2005
Remarks Inhabits rocky or coral reefs, often near staghorn coral (Ref. 9710). Travels in pairs and remains close to the bottom (Ref. 26938). Carnivore (Ref. 57616).

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 Hypoplectrus guttavarius may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994

Associations

Ref. Claro, R., 1994
Associations solitary;
Associated with
Association remarks A solitary species (Ref. 26340) .
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2005
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2005

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.24.07
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