Ecology of Lutjanus guttatus
 
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1985
Remarks Found over hard bottoms in inshore reef areas. Juveniles inhabit estuaries and mouths of rivers (Ref. 9313). Carnivorous, feeds on invertebrates and fish (Ref. 9313, 57615).

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 Lutjanus guttatus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic: demersal; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2006

Associations

Ref. Allen, G.R., 1995
Associations schooling;
Associated with
Association remarks Generally solitary or in small groups but may occasionally form big schools (Ref. 9313).
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Allen, G.R., 1995
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Allen, G.R., 1995
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.04 0.24 3.84 0.58 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 3.83 0.66 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Lozano, M.S. and X.C. Carrapa, 2000
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.17.00
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 03.19.15
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