Ecology of Diproctacanthus xanthurus
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and V.C. Springer, 1973
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 Diproctacanthus xanthurus may be found.
Remarks Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Feeds in part on coral polyps and in part on other fishes' ectoparasites.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

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 V.C. Springer, 1973
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Randall, J.E. and V.C. Springer, 1973
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.34 0.61 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 02.27.92
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 12.12.08
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