Ecology of Stegastes leucostictus
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
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 Stegastes leucostictus may be found.
Remarks Occurs in seagrass beds, coral or rocky reefs and sandy areas. Also found around mangrove shores and sponge beds; less common on flourishing coral reefs (Ref. 26938). Remains within 50 cm from the substrate. Adults feed on algae, polychaetes, amphipods, foraminiferans and gastropods (Ref. 5217); also other benthic and planktonic invertebrates and fish (Ref. 33). Juveniles feed on harpacticoid copepods, nemerteans and polychaetes (Ref. 9626). Territorial herbivore (Ref. 57616). Caught incidentally in traps and small-meshed beach nets (Ref. 5217).

Substrate

Substrate : sand;: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Randall, J.E., 1967
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Randall, J.E., 1967
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.09 0.20 3.04 0.28 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 04.07.95
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.24.07
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 07.17.01
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