Ecology of Chaetodon capistratus
 
Main Ref. Birkeland, C. and S. Neudecker, 1981
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 Chaetodon capistratus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits shallow reefs and generally occurs singly or in pairs. Feeds mainly on zoantharians, polychaete worms, gorgonians and tunicates. Easily approached (Ref. 9710). Is an active generalist when feeding on scleractinians (Ref. 8930). Sessile invertebrates feeder (Ref. 57616). Cleaned by Pederson's cleaner shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni) and goby (Gobiosoma evelynae and others) as observed on the coral reefs in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations solitary;
Associated with Cleaned by Pederson's cleaner shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni) and goby (Gobiosoma evelynae and others) as observed on the coral reefs in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Birkeland, C. and S. Neudecker, 1981
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Birkeland, C. and S. Neudecker, 1981
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.43 3.01 0.22 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 01.31.95
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.19.07
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