Ecology of Cephalopholis boenak
 
Main Ref. Blaber, S.J.M., D.A. Milton, N.J.F. Rawlinson, G. Tiroba and P.V. Nichols, 1990
Remarks Found in the coral reefs of the Indo-West Pacific Region (Ref. 9137). Mainly a coastal species (Ref. 48635). Inhabits silty dead reefs in protected waters. Secretive (Ref. 37816). Feeds mainly on fish (Ref. 30531) and crustaceans. Courtship and pair spawning were observed by Donaldson (1989, Ref. 6900).

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 Cephalopholis boenak may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Benthic; : silt; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Broad, G., 2003
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

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Blaber, S.J.M., D.A. Milton, N.J.F. Rawlinson, G. Tiroba and P.V. Nichols, 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Masuda, H. and G.R. Allen, 1993

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.07 0.62 4.01 0.62 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.83 0.61 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Blaber, S.J.M., D.A. Milton, N.J.F. Rawlinson, G. Tiroba and P.V. Nichols, 1990
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 06.20.99
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 11.18.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 06.05.01
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