Ecology of Chaetodon kleinii
 
Main Ref. Steene, R.C., 1978
Remarks Occur in deeper lagoons and channels, and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Occur singly or in pairs (Ref. 37816). Common, omnivorous individuals that feed mainly on soft coral polyps (mainly on Sarcophyton tracheliophorum and Litophyton viridis), algae and zooplankton. Feed on plants, benthic and planktonic invertebrates (Ref. 6110, 13550).

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 Chaetodon kleinii may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; mud; 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 Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.93 0.18 3.04 0.11 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
From individual food items 3.18 0.43 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 Luna, Susan M. on 11.23.92
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 03.13.08
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.09.01
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