Ecology of Malacoctenus triangulatus
 
Main Ref. Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986
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 Malacoctenus triangulatus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coral reefs and rocky shores. Often found in crevices, or among weed and rubble. Feeds on crustaceans. Mobile invertebrates feeder (Ref. 57616).

Substrate

Substrate : rocky; rubble;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; sea grass; 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 Cervigón, F., 1994
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Cervigón, F., 1994
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.50 0.50 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.04.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.25.07
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