Ecology of Hemitaurichthys polylepis
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1985
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 Hemitaurichthys polylepis may be found.
Remarks Occurs in large schools that may extend several meters above the edges of steep current-swept outer reef slopes. Common (Ref. 9710). Feeds on plankton (Ref. 3921).

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 Randall, J.E., 1985
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.09 0.10 3.07 0.19 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Sano, M., 1989
From individual food items 3.40 0.45 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.09.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.21.01
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