Ecology of Myripristis murdjan
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Myripristis murdjan may be found.
Remarks Inhabits reef flats and seaward reefs to a depth of at least 37 m (in the Red Sea) (Ref 1602); and shallow lagoons (Ref. 12419). Benthopelagic in or near crevices and caves (Ref. 58302). Mainly nocturnal. Feeds mainly on plankton such as crab larvae (Ref. 12419). Secretive, hovering under ledges and in caves (Ref. 37816). Also Ref. 58534.

Substrate

Substrate Hard Bottom: 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;
Special habitats Ref. Letourneur, Y., P. Chabanet, P. Durville, M. Taquet, E. Teissier, M. Parmentier, J.-C. Quéro and K. Pothin, 2004

Associations

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Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.39 0.13 3.30 0.42 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
Ref. Hobson, E.S., 1974
From individual food items 3.10 0.30 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 05.22.92
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 05.02.18
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