Ecology of Cheilinus fasciatus
 
Main Ref. Westneat, M.W., 2001
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 Cheilinus fasciatus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, usually in areas with mixed coral, sand, and rubble. Feeds mainly on benthic, hard-shelled invertebrates, including mollusks, crustaceans and sea urchins.

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rubble;
Substrate Ref. Broad, G., 2003
Special habitats Coral Reefs: lagoons;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Gomon, M.F. and J.E. Randall, 1984
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Gomon, M.F. and J.E. Randall, 1984
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.37 0.40 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 11.13.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 12.11.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.14.00
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