Ecology of Gymnothorax favagineus
 
Main Ref. Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao and C.T. Chen, 1994
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 Gymnothorax favagineus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits reef flats and outer reef slopes of continental reefs. One of the two largest of Indo-Pacific morays. Feeds on cephalopods and small fishes.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Sommer, C., W. Schneider and J.-M. Poutiers, 1996
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Sommer, C., W. Schneider and J.-M. Poutiers, 1996
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 4.24 0.64 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.10.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 08.13.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.24.01
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