Ecology of Triaenodon obesus
 
Main Ref. Wetherbee, B.M., S.H. Gruber and E. Cortes, 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 Triaenodon obesus may be found.
Remarks Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Fees on fish and mollusks (Ref. 568). Frequently inhabits coral reefs of the IndoPacific Region (Ref. 9137). Cleaned by Elacatinus puncticulatus (Ref. 35860).

Substrate

Substrate 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 Cortés, E., 1999
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Wetherbee, B.M., S.H. Gruber and E. Cortes, 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.19 0.57 4.09 0.60 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Cortés, E., 1999
From individual food items 4.36 0.75 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 06.26.91
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 02.12.18
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.22.01
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