Ecology of Gymnothorax prasinus
 
Main Ref. Russell, B.C., 1983
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 Gymnothorax prasinus may be found.
Remarks Is nocturnally active; stays in crevices and holes during the day (Ref. 26966). Feeds mainly on crabs and fish (Ref. 26966).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic; Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Russell, B.C., 1983
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Russell, B.C., 1983
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.64 3.49 0.46 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Russell, B.C., 1983
From individual food items 4.05 0.72 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 08.28.98
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 08.13.08
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 07.17.01
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