Ecology of Cirripectes vanderbilti
Main Ref. Williams, J.T., 1988
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 Cirripectes vanderbilti may be found.
Remarks Benthic in coral and rock (Ref. 58302). The most common blenny on shallow reefs. Feed on benthic algae and detritus (Ref. 3921). Species restricted to the Hawaiian and Johnston islands (Ref. 529). Feeds on detritus and plants (Ref. 3921). May be found in surge areas.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Mundy, B.C., 2005
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Randall, J.E., 1985
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 08.08.91
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz on 07.08.13
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