Ecology of Lutjanus malabaricus
 
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1985
Remarks Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). L. malabaricus /i> is the most abundant lutjanid species in trawled catches in the Gulf of Carpentaria (Ref. 9700). It is more dominant in night trawls (mean of 3/7 kg/ha, mean of 16.3 kg/hr) than in day trawls (mean: 2.4 kg/ha, mean: 11.8 kg/hr) (Ref. 9700).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Lutjanus malabaricus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom Hard Bottom;
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. Allen, G.R., 1985
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Allen, G.R., 1985

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.48 0.54 4.52 0.82 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
From individual food items 4.09 0.60 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Salini, J.P., S.J.M. Blaber and D.T. Brewer, 1994
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.27.08
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