Ecology of Cephalopholis miniata
Main Ref. Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989
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 Cephalopholis miniata may be found.
Remarks Inhabit coral reefs of the Indo-West Pacific Region (Ref. 9137, 58534). Most often encountered in clear water of outer reefs to depths of at least 150 m. Often found in exposed rather than protected reef areas (Ref. 5213). Form haremic groups comprising of a dominant male and 2 to 12 females. These groups occupy territories of up to 475 sq m subdivided into secondary territories and defended by a single female (Ref. 6480). Generally common (Ref. 9710). Feed on fishes (80%, mainly Pseudanthias squamipinnis) and crustaceans. Feeding occur mainly during the early morning and midafternoon (Ref. 54301).


Substrate Benthic;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Broad, G., 2003


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Shpigel, M. and L. Fishelson, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Shpigel, M. and L. Fishelson, 1989
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.29 0.51 4.02 0.58 Troph of adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Shpigel, M. and L. Fishelson, 1989
From individual food items 4.16 0.72 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.12.95
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.18.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 06.04.01
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