Ecology of Chaetodon oxycephalus
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 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 Chaetodon oxycephalus may be found.
Remarks Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Found in coral-rich areas of coastal reefs, feeding mainly on coral polyps and anemones.

Substrate

Substrate
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 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 3.48 0.49 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 11.14.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 12.08.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 06.25.01
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