Ecology of Lethrinus obsoletus
 
Main Ref. Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Remarks Occur inshore (Ref. 75154). Found over seagrass beds, sand and rubble areas of lagoons and reefs (Ref. 30573). Found singly or in groups (Ref. 9710). Juveniles on weedy reefs (Ref. 48635). Feed on mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms (Ref. 30573). One of the commonest lethrinids along the coast of east Africa (Ref. 4369).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Lethrinus obsoletus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rubble;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.89 0.24 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.12 0.33 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Kulbicki, M., Y.-M. Bozec, P. Labrosse, Y. Letourneur, G. Mou-Tham and L. Wantiez, 2005
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 06.25.93
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 04.13.18
Checked by Carpenter, Kent E. on 07.05.93
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