Ecology of Siganus puellus
 
Main Ref. Woodland, D.J., 1990
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 Siganus puellus may be found.
Remarks Juveniles (4-7 cm SL) at depths 1-5 m in quieter waters of outer reef flats, about coral patches of Acropora. They may occur in large numbers & may form loose feeding schools with similar-sized S. corallinus, S. doliatus, S. spinus, & scarids. Pair bond formation at about 7 cm SL; with increasing size, pairs venture onto where currents & wave action are stronger. Pairs of large adults live in open water on faces of drop-offs of coral reefs at depths 3-10 m.

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 Woodland, D.J., 1990
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref Woodland, D.J., 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 3.00 0.00 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 10.11.91
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 09.04.07
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