Ecology of Scartichthys viridis
 
Main Ref. Stepien, C.A., 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 Scartichthys viridis may be found.
Remarks Found in tide pools and rocky shore areas. Is primarily herbivorous (Ref. 9032). Feeds mainly on macroalgae, tiny invertebrates usually live in association with turf macroalgae contributed little to the diet (Ref. 50629). The sheet-like green macroalgae Ulva and Enteromorpha were the main items consumed by individuals <13 cm TL while the tough branching red macroalga Gelidium made the bulk of the gut contents of fish >22 cm (Ref. 36299). Large individuals possessed longer guts relative to their body length in comparison with small individuals (Ref. 36299).

Substrate

Substrate : rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

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Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Stepien, C.A., 1990
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref Muñoz, A.A. and F.P. Ojeda, 1997
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.19 0.11 2.48 0.06 Troph of adults from 3 studies.
Ref. Muñoz, A.A. and F.P. Ojeda, 2000
From individual food items 2.11 0.09 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 10.14.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.20.07
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