Ecology of Kyphosus ocyurus
 
Main Ref. Humann, P. and N. Deloach, 1993
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 Kyphosus ocyurus may be found.
Remarks Swim rapidly in small, somewhat polarized groups or schools in open water over deep reefs, along walls and drop-offs (Ref. 5227). Also usually seen near floating logs far out to sea (Ref. 11482). Mobile-invertebrate feeder (Ref. 57615).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef slope/drop-offs;
Special habitats Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Knudsen, S.W. and K.D. Clements, 2013
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2006
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 0.37 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.17.07
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 04.29.15
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