Ecology of Thalassoma quinquevittatum
 
Main Ref. Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 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 Thalassoma quinquevittatum may be found.
Remarks Found in clear outer lagoon reefs and exposed seaward reefs. Abundant in shallow exposed areas with surge channels. Feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans (crabs, shrimps), small fishes, gastropod molluscs, and sea urchins.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
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 Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.58 0.56 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 12.19.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.14.00
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