Ecology of Cheilodactylus variegatus
Main Ref. Palma, A.T. and F.P. Ojeda, 2002
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 Cheilodactylus variegatus may be found.
Remarks Generalist carnivore preying on a variety of benthic invertebrates (Ref. 57686).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Medina, M., M. Araya and C. Vega, 2004
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Palma, A.T. and F.P. Ojeda, 2002
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.65 0.15 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
Ref. Palma, A.T. and F.P. Ojeda, 2002
From individual food items 3.35 0.53 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.04.05
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.27.06
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