Ecology of Genicanthus spinus
 
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1985
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 Genicanthus spinus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits rock and coral reef at depths of 30 to at least 60 m. Occurs in aggregations that swim high above the bottom. Feeds mainly on zooplankton, although some benthic material is probably consumed.

Substrate

Substrate Hard Bottom;
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 Allen, G.R., 1985
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit ref Allen, G.R., 1985
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.40 0.45 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 02.08.01
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