Ecology of Abudefduf vaigiensis
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
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 Abudefduf vaigiensis may be found.
Remarks Inhabits the upper edge of outer reef slopes and inshore rocky reefs (Ref. 7247, 54301). Often hovers in small or large schools over the reefs (Ref. 6110). Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed (Ref. 12114, 12115). Often in midwater feeding aggregations (Ref. 9710, 90102) or swarming among rocks and coral ledges when tending nests (Ref. 90102). Feeds on zooplankton, benthic algae, and small invertebrates (Ref. 1602).

Substrate

Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Broad, G., 2003
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Broad, G., 2003

Associations

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Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.57 0.40 2.59 0.35 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
From individual food items 3.24 0.41 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 01.22.94
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 02.11.19
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 11.09.01
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