Ecology of Chaetodon ocellatus
Main Ref. Pitts, P.A., 1991
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Chaetodon ocellatus may be found.
Remarks Inhabit shallow, coral reefs with clear water (Ref. 9626, 57616). Develop dusky bands at night. Generally common (Ref. 9710). Browser (Ref. 33499).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Cervigón, F., 1993


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Pitts, P.A., 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Rosa, R.S. and R.L. Moura, 1997
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.70 0.17 3.13 0.39 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Pitts, P.A., 1991
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 Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.29.95
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.19.07
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