Ecology of Haemulon aurolineatum
Main Ref. Pauly, D., 1989
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Haemulon aurolineatum may be found.
Remarks Inhabits seagrass beds, sand flats, and patch reefs (Ref. 9710). Forms schools (Ref. 5521). Feeds on small crustaceans, mollusks, other benthic invertebrates, plankton, and algae (Ref. 3798). Mobile invertebrates feeder (Ref. 57616).


Substrate Soft Bottom: sand;: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Böhlke, J.E. and C.C.G. Chaplin, 1993
Associations schooling;
Associated with Cleaned by Elacatinus figaro observed off the coast of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil (Ref. 40102). Also cleaned by Pomacanthus paru observed at the reefs of the Abrolhos Archipelago, off eastern Brazil (Ref. 40094).
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Randall, J.E., 1967
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Randall, J.E., 1967
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.35 3.14 0.29 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
From individual food items 3.19 0.40 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. on 08.25.92
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.26.07
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 10.24.01
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