Ecology of Siganus luridus
 
Main Ref. Woodland, D.J., 1990
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 Siganus luridus may be found.
Remarks Young & adult in small schools (<10) in very shallow water, close to the bottom. The species is not strongly corallophilic, preferring hard rocky bottoms. Mediterranean population inhabit rocky pools & outcrops. In Mauritius, solitary & small groups were seen about luxurious coral on outer reef edge & face of drop-off of the reef down to 6 m; larger schools of small individuals on inner reef flats where coral cover was poor or absent (Ref. 1419). Associated with seagrass (Ref. 118046).

Substrate

Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Letourneur, Y., P. Chabanet, P. Durville, M. Taquet, E. Teissier, M. Parmentier, J.-C. Quéro and K. Pothin, 2004
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; 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 plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Woodland, D.J., 1990
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit ref Woodland, D.J., 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.00 0.01 2.00 0.02 Troph of juv./adults from 6 studies.
Ref. Stergiou, K.I., 1988
From individual food items 2.17 0.10 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 09.18.91
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.28.18
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