Ecology of Stegastes partitus
 
Main Ref. Hixon, M., 1993
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 Stegastes partitus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits shallow coral reefs and isolated patch reefs in deeper water. Feeds primarily on algae but also on polychaetes, hydroids, copepods and ascidians (Ref. 9626). Aggressively territorial but only around a small area (Ref. 9710). Taken incidentally in traps and small-meshed beach nets (Ref. 5217). Territorial herbivore (Ref. 57616).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2005

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with Cleaned by goby (Gobiosoma evelynae and others) as observed on the coral reefs in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (Ref. 36810).
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Hixon, M., 1993
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit ref Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2005
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.02.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.24.07
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