Ecology of Cheilinus lunulatus
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 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 Cheilinus lunulatus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coral reefs and adjacent rubble, sand and seagrass habitats (typically along the edges of coral rich fringing reef slopes ). Feeds mainly on hard-shelled invertebrates, especially mollusks.

Substrate

Substrate Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: 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 Gomon, M.F. and J.E. Randall, 1984
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Gomon, M.F. and J.E. Randall, 1984
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.60 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 12.22.00
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