Ecology of Balistes capriscus
 
Main Ref. Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994
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 Balistes capriscus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits bays, harbors, lagoons, and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Abundant along coasts (Ref. 122936). May drift with young at surface among Sargassum (Ref. 9710). Feeds on benthic invertebrates like mollusks and crustaceans (Ref. 4727).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Tortonese, E., 1986
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Tortonese, E., 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.06 0.20 3.52 0.47 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Gómez-Canchong, P., L. Manjarrés M., L.O. Duarte and J. Altamar, 2004
From individual food items 3.45 0.40 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.22.99
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 09.29.20
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