Ecology of Myripristis hexagona
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield, 1996
Remarks Inhabits sheltered coastal and offshore reefs, usually in turbid areas of bays and lagoons, in 3-40 m (Ref 90102). A nocturnal fish hiding in caves or beneath ledges by day, feeding on plankton such as crab larvae at night. Found in loose aggregations in caves, sometimes with other soldierfish (Ref. 9710, 12419).

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 Myripristis hexagona may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs: lagoons;
Special habitats Ref. Broad, G., 2003

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield, 1996
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit Ref. Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield, 1996

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.10 0.30 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.22.00
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 05.08.18
Checked by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 05.08.18
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