Ecology of Halichoeres scapularis
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 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 Halichoeres scapularis may be found.
Remarks Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Common in shallow lagoons or bays; usually over sand, rubble, or seagrass bottom, rather than on coral reefs. Usually solitary and aggressive towards members of its own species. Feeds on small crustaceans by picking them off the sandy bottom (Ref. 5503).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand;: rubble;
Substrate Ref. Broad, G., 2003
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; 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 Cornic, A., 1987
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Cornic, A., 1987
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.50 0.50 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.13.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 12.12.08
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