Ecology of Hemitaurichthys thompsoni
 
Main Ref. Hobson, E.S., 1974
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 Hemitaurichthys thompsoni may be found.
Remarks Occurs in schools above steep outer reef slopes at depths below 10 m to 300 m and sometimes above clear lagoon reefs at depths as shallow as 4 m. Uncommon (Ref. 9710). Is a diurnal planktivore that feeds mainly on copepods (Ref. 13550).

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 Hobson, E.S., 1974
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit ref Masuda, H. and G.R. Allen, 1993
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.98 0.00 2.99 0.04 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Hobson, E.S., 1974
From individual food items 3.40 0.45 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 10.20.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.21.01
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